October 14 – Friday – Rhinebeck NY first full day

Woke up to more drizzle and a little chill – which chill did not last all day (the drizzle did though).  We had coffee (or tea as the case may be) and a little breakfast (fiber cereal – yum!), then readied ourselves to check out downtown Rhinebeck!

Can you see the shiny sidewalks?  We visited the Rhinebeck Department Store (great if you need some Pendleton clothing or view a moosehead), Stickle’s and several other shops along the way.  Stickle’s was originally bought by the current owner’s grandparents in 1946 and served as the town’s Five and Dime for years – the front part of the store still serves that purpose, while the back room, actually The Knitting Garage, is an LYS! Yes – a lovely little yarn store with local and national yarns and notions! Totally unexpected.  We enjoyed looking at all the thises and thats in the Five and Dime and discovered some low cost, quality knitting kneedles (I think all of us, or at least 3 of us, bought some sizes we’d been wanting and needing).  If I could remember the name of the brand, I’d say it – but it is not coming to me right now!


Rhinebeck Department Store's mascot








Our late lunch at the Village Pizza place made dinner not an option, so we enjoyed another night of knitting, visiting and baseball playoff viewing (believe it or not!).


Since the Festival started at 9 am sharp the next morning and we wanted to get there early for a good parking space, we planned out some shopping strategies (some of us more than others) and hit the hay with visions of yarn skeins dancing in our heads!



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. chanknits
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 10:39:16

    Neat! Don’t you love an unexpected find?


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