Episode 67 – Get Ready for Rhinebeck
Segments this week include – Wips, FOs, Knitting Fail, Wearables and Out and About – getting ready for Rhinebeck edition
Quick reminder, Pont du Marais shawl is on sale for podcast listeners – use code FOG to get 30% off through Friday, 10/18
Christmas socks for Thing 2 – finished 1st, turned heel this morning for 2nd.
A few rows on the latest Hitchhiker – then I put it down and decided to save it for Rhinebeck Knitting.
Taking Flight – done and blocking, needs ends woven in
What happens when you finish a sock at Legoland... and have nothing to cut the yarn so you can start the 2nd?
Mommy’s Tunic – one of my patterns, knit in the discontinued Be Sweet Bamboo. Wore this on a recent warm day
Empire Tunic by Lily Go made in discontinued Frog Tree Picoboo, a cotton bamboo blend. ¾ sleeve tunic that crosses over the bust, perfect for the in-between fall weather and leggings
Changing Staircases 2 – designed by Dragon Hoard Yarns and knit up in Great Adirondack Yarn bamboo/cotton blend that I picked up at Rhinebeck last year
Changing Staircases – knit up in Fiber Lady’s Mousou 100% Bamboo
Out and About
Rhinebeck! New York Sheep & Wool Starts Thursday 10/17 – Sunday 10/20 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY. In a minute I’m going to go over some Tips For First Timers, but first lets do logistics. I will be there Saturday and Sunday likely almost all day both days. Feel free to stop me and say “Hi!” if you see me. On Saturday I will be at the Ravelry Meetup at noon on The Hill, and at the Podcaster meetup at 1, also on The Hill. On Sunday I will be at the Leaping Llama Contest in Bldg 34 at 11:15, and possibly at the Ravelry Meetup right afterwards, depending on timing. The rest of the time I’ll be walking around, shopping, knitting, spinning and soaking up the general awesomeness.
Terminology – I’ve already used some words you might not understand if you haven’t been before
- The Hill – there are several small hills on the property and this confused me so much the first year I went. Look at the fairgrounds map – The Hill is just above the petting zoo. It’s a wide open hillside where lots of folks can gather
- The Buildings – shorthand for Buildings A, B, C, D and 41 which is really one large building divided into sections. Sometimes also refers to Building E, the food hall
- The Barns – a group of much smaller, free standing, well, barns, on the far side from The Buildings. Building 22 has Upper and Lower levels (separate entrances), the rest are all 1 story
Food – lines are crazy from 11:30 to 2 – eat before or after if you can.
Seating – there are lots of places to sit, scattered around. However, if you have issues with mobility, bring a chair in your car and have someone in your party go get it for you. The paths or paved, but the fairground is all small hills. Sit down if you need to, it’s not worth getting hurt.
Bags – try not to bring a backpack. I made this mistake the first year, and you keep bumping into people by accident, it’s not worth it.
Book Signings & Author Talks – lots of fiber authors there, check out the link in the shownotes and make a note of who you want to see.
On a related note – Make A List On Paper! - Check out the list of vendors (link to searchable page) Cell phone signal is spotty. Don’t count on having it – write down what you want to do, what time it is and where it is. Speaking of spotty cell signal – it affects the vendors too. If you have cash you won’t be stuck waiting while the vendor tries to process your card – and some of the bigger vendors will have a fast Cash-Only line.
What am I bringing?
- Purse & 2 resuable shopping bags
- Water bottles – large one for the car, smaller one for carrying around in my purse.
- Larabars or healthy snack to combat the junkfood lol
- Easy knitting – hitchhiker or a sock or both for walking around
- Intermediate knitting for hanging out with friends and dinner, etc
- Drop spindle and fiber
- Folding Chair
- Spinning Wheel & fiber for if I get tired and need to sit for a while
What am I wearing?
Haven’t decided yet, probably my Frosted sweater by Lisa K Ross or Dancing Dragons Coat by Heike Campbell over a Mommy’s Tunic or Second Grace by Bristol Ivy. I’ll probably have a shawl each day as well and maybe a hat or mitts. I’ll have layers underneath to keep warm because I am always cold. I will probably wear warm, well-loved boots the first day and sneakers the second