Heading to Rhinebeck

Well, here we go. Another Rhinebeck is nearly upon us. Knitters, weavers, and a few people who just have wool fetishes are preparing to converge on Rhinebeck, NY for the annual Sheep and Wool Fair. Once again, I’ll be among them.

Uh-oh . . . Ravelry is down. I suspect there’s a direct connection here.


Panic is setting in. I get anxious every time I have to get on a plane. And I am without a project at the moment. I can’t go to Rhinebeck without a project! THE OTHER KIDS WILL LAUGH AT ME!!! (Geez, I’d almost forgotten what grade school felt like. What a refreshing reminder.)

So please excuse me while I freak right out. I am going to deliberately avoid computers from tomorrow morning until next Tuesday, at which point I will either upload all of my photos and stories from the weekend, or be recovering under professional care.

13 Responses to “Heading to Rhinebeck”

  1. geeky Heather Says:

    Take a book. No stress on starting a new project. And, I have a sneaking suspicion you might be able to acquire a project to start at Rhinebeck, once you are on firm, non-aerial ground. What makes you think the kids are going to be wasting time being “no current project police” when there will be so much yarn around for them to ogle?

    No worries.

  2. Michelle Says:

    No one will laugh, we’re all too busy looking at your hose and sweaters!

    You can always carry around a skein of yarn and empty needles and tell everyone you’re just casting on for another pair of hose.

  3. Kat Says:

    Have a great time! One of these years I’ll make it there.

  4. amanda Says:

    Don’t worry, I should be e-mailing a pattern later today for you to test knit. Have fun!

  5. Kath Says:

    Ah hah – see, Amanda’s got your back. She’ll make sure none of the other kids pick on you! But I’d also rely heavily on the concept that folks around you will be too overcome by wool fumes to notice!

    I’ve never been to Rhinebeck and since I’m on the opposite side of the country, it’s not likely I ever will. So I’m counting on people like you to supply me with lots of photos and stories so I can see what I’m missing out on. (Weeping into my wine quietly.) Don’t let me down!

  6. Jay Says:

    You forgot to mention the people with sheep fetishes.

  7. bezzie Says:

    Have fun!!!!

  8. Plum Texan Says:

    Now how can you get encouragement from your biggest fans when you’re not going near a computer? 😉

    Have a great time. Every year, I think “next year”…still thinking it!

  9. Pippy Says:

    Dude, you totally suck.
    Have a great time!!!
    I hate you,
    Love, Pippy

  10. scoutj Says:

    I caught a glimpse of you today but didn’t get to say hi. Are you going to be there tomorrow?

  11. mary Says:


    I’m the one who chased you down at Rhinebeck and gushed over your sweater — oh wait — i’m sure there were several of us… i’m the one who’s been married 22 years and is not trying to pick you up. I am just wondering what your Ravelry moniker is. Would like to see what you’ve got posted.

    thanks and i hope your trip home was good.


  12. Jody Says:

    Well I’m glad you made it safely!

    It was nice to finally meet you too – here’s a pic of us after I accosted you near the entrance!


  13. Mary, Mary Says:

    I love the roller derby shots! I can’t skate for shit but I harbor fantasies of whacking some broad off of the boards. Hope Rhinebeck was fun, fun, fun.