Posted on | October 19, 2008 | 6 Comments

Yesterday, I dragged my ever patient husband to knitter’s mecca – otherwise known as Rhinebeck. It was my first time going to Rhinebeck, or to any yarn festival for that matter, and I admit I was a little overwhelmed. We gave a ride to Julia and Sandra ; and once there, we met up with Stephanie, Yarnmonster

It was also a lot of fun to play name the knit since many festival-goers broke out their best handknits for the chilly autumn weather. I saw a lot of Tangled Yokes (including Jess’ and Lisa’s gorgeous versions), Wisterias, Clapotis, Central Park Hoodies, etc, etc.

I also saw my first design in the wild – the Apres Surf Hoodie that Julia of Knitterly Things made. She told me that there was someone wearing the Riding to Avalon Hoodie, but I didn’t see her :( .

We also stopped briefly at the Ravelry party which was packed with knitters and looked to be very lively. All in all a very overwhelming, but fun day!


6 Responses to “Rhinebeck”

  1. Kitten
    October 19th, 2008 @ 11:41 pm

    It was crazy overwhelming to this first time Rhinebeck visitor as well! I think every other person had a Clapotis, and my friend and I even met Kate Gilbert.

    For some reason, I subscribed to your blog’s feed being unaware that you were the designer of the Apres Surf Hoodie (which is sitting in my queue).

  2. jillian
    October 20th, 2008 @ 7:23 pm

    Glad you got to go – sad you have hives resulting in anti-fiber status!! Eek!

    That baby lamb is squeezable.

  3. Melissa
    October 20th, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

    how sad! first rhinebeck ever and you got hives (ask me how i know how much that sucks) :(

    at least it was easy on the budget and you got to meet some cute fibery friends :)

  4. knithound brooklyn
    October 21st, 2008 @ 11:36 pm

    I saw a ton of Clapotis too! Every other person wearing one. Congratulations on spotting your own knit (which is a fabulous design!)

    Hope you are feeling better now.

  5. Mary Jane
    October 24th, 2008 @ 10:31 pm

    That baby lamb is pink!

  6. mel
    October 29th, 2008 @ 9:29 am

    Rhinebeck camaraderie sounds so great – I’m so glad you had a good time and hope the allergy is past!

    And how cool to see your design in the wild on another knitter! I think I would pass out!! ;)

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