Rhinebeck: the people

One of the many reasons I had a wonderful time at Rhinebeck was the company. I saw and talked to so many people it was overwhelming. It began on Friday night at the Holiday Inn. We went down to join the crowds knitting and spinning and ended up sitting near Adie & Zoe.  I have this theory that at Rhinebeck you only ever see half the people who are there, but you run into them over and over again. That’s exactly what happened with Adie & Zoe, but between the platinum hair and the hallowig, I guess they’re pretty easy to spot!

I talked to Kate Atherley, Heather Ordover and Anna Dalvi at the Cooperative Press booth. I met Danielle Chalson in her Zuni Shawl that she made from Madelinetosh Pashmina in Candlewick. I’d been admiring her new pattern on Ravelry and then all of a sudden there it was! Heather Zoppetti was extremely gracious and looked lovely in her own Dahlia Cardigan. I also met bloggers I’ve read for ages, like QueerJoe and the Knitting Curmudgeon. The whole Ravelry crew and Rav babies were at the meetups along with Ysolda and the Mason-Dixon Knitting ladies Ann & Kay. But the coolest thing was meeting Stephen West. He touched my shawl, people! Stephen West touched my shawl! Ok, I’ll calm down now.

I didn’t have a camera on me at Rhinebeck & my dead cell phone was of absolutely no use. Adie came to my rescue & has sent me this excellent shot of Stephen West.

photo (c) Adrienne Cormier

I’m so glad that I persisted and finished doing my intarsia Poppy Field Shawl. It helped introduce me to so many people because they said something about it. You haven’t seen a good shot of it yet because it was a rainy day the day I finished it, so here are some better shots for you. Front:

Back, for the curious:

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6 Responses to Rhinebeck: the people

  1. Cookie says:

    Is he a giant?! o.O

  2. kmkat says:

    How tall IS Stephen West? Shawl is even more lovely than before.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    OK, now I’m seriously angry with myself for not going! But I have 3 nights booked for next year right in the village–walking distance to the fairgrounds. Your shawl is awesome; I honestly don’t know how you do this stuff.

  4. Francine says:

    Next year I’m going!!! love the pix

  5. Anna says:

    Lovely! I have a Rhinebeck picture of you on the blog too, wearing the intarsia poppies.

  6. Angela says:

    Really cool shawl! I actually saw you at Rhinebeck– I noticed the shawl because it was so unique. I should have come up and introduced myself!