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Monday, October 20, 2008

Rhinebeck 2008

I am sitting here trying to recuperate from my annual Rhinebeck hangover. Do I wait another day so I can be coherent? No. Must post and tell you, at least with pictures.

It was fabulous.

Saturday in the wee hours of the morning, I drove down with my yarn and found this in the parking lot:

Later when the sun was up all the way, it lit up the trees.
We had the best weather ever, chilly but sunny.

On Saturday, Famous Meli came by to see me with her mom, Cara of January One, and dad.

They made my day right then and there.

Next, we have my friends Diane and Eric, Ravelry's Other Parents. Diane won a huge number of ribbons this year!!! (Diane, do you still have a blog? Can we see what you made?)

This is our booth. Before all the happy knitters came and snatched up all the wool.

You can see some of my yarn parked in the last four cubicles on the left.

Here's Laurie the Phantom Dyer as she describes herself, with our friend and customer, Gail.

Last year I managed to take no people shots, something which I remedied this year!

On Sunday, I got to wander a bit with my friend Sharon and took in the festival in all its facets.

You can sit and decorate a pumpkin, or text your friends. Whatever moves you.

I happened upon a llama and alpaca parade,

and I always make sure I visit the sheep to thank them for all the beautiful wool they grow.

Here comes the parade of famous people.
This is Jennie the Potter, whose blog I've been reading. I was very excited to see her there! She had the most windswept, exposed to the elements booth, but she is from Minnesota and probably used to weather...we traded yarn and pottery and I do hope very much she will make the trek again next year.

The Yarn Harlot in her element: talking to a baby.

I met the author of Shear Spirit, a book which I admire. Joan Tapper is wearing the Montana Tunic, a garment which has fascinated me and which I will have to knit in the near future. I mean, when do you ever meet a sweater that you can go hiking in, or wear going shopping New York City?

I also met the Mason Dixon ladies but I goofed with the picture. They are LOVELY. And funny. But you already know that, if you've ever read the blog or bought one of their books.

These ladies are not Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner, but they are Very Important looking and I think they were judges.

And of course you know who this is.

Jess from Ravelry, and her mom.

That's it. Now I have to go lie down a bit before I go to work.

A wool hangover is no joke.


Jennifer said...

I was in line in front of that woman and her baby (in your pic up top) - that little one in that hat made my day as well, lol! Super-cute.

Vivian said...

Wow, talk about name dropping! :-) Sounds like everyone needs to be there was there. Do wish we have such an event in California! We got Stitches West, which is getting bigger and bigger every year, and being outdoors with all the fiber creatures would be so different.

SpiderWomanKnits said...

I've been dying over here waiting for a Rhinebeck post! Yay! Oh I really wish I was there it looks so beautiful. The SMF booth looks great! So colorful.

Hey, I think I recognize Gail. Was she a Periwinkle customer? She looks so familiar.

It looks and sounds like you had a great time. Thanks Karin for posting your pics :-)

magnusmog said...

The envy is oooooozing out of every pore over here!

AlisonH said...

I love the dalmatian alpaca!

bmash said...

It really is a lot of fun. I never knew looking at yarn and fiber could be so much fun and it was great to see so many familiar faces! The animals are fascinating - the trees are beautiful -it's all good!

Connie said...

Sounds like you had a good time, Karin. I totally didn't people watch at all. I went with my knitting group - The spiders.

jaya said...

It was great to see you Karin!

And the two ladies in black weren't judges, but part of a team for sheep to shawl. I think they were part of the Yankee Fiber Friends team.

leah said...

great job lady! the booth was beautiful. now rest up.

Knittingchick said...

Hey Karin! I see you snapped a photo of Elaine and me when we weren't looking! LOL! It was a glorious festival, wasn't it? And I can't believe how many friends I met on Saturday. We all had that glazed "fiber drunk" look in our eyes, but managed to recognize each other along the way. I can't wait for next year!!!

JessaLu said...

It was great to see you on Saturday!

Diane does NOT have a blog but she SHOULD! ;o)

Jenn said...

In the 9th picture down, I do believe I see my friend Yvonne! If it's her, she's in the middle wearing a gray sweater with the orangey-red stripey bag. I sent her with money to buy me some Socks That Rock.

Sigh. So much yarn.

Robin said...

That was a lot of fun! Your pictures were great!

Kristine said...

Karin, thank you for the pictures, I LOVE them. Maybe next year, Lucy and I will drag ourselves to Rhinebeck; hey, don't laugh, it could happen!