Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rhinebeck!

My first ever Rhinebeck experience was truly wonderful and most definitely overwhelming! I was anticipating feeling over stimulated by all the yarn and all the people and after wandering around for 4 hours the first day I was a total space cadet…….but very happy!


I drove down from Western Mass early on Saturday morning with my dear friend (and new knitwear model of mine) Julia, who is an experienced Rhinebecker. She very graciously agreed to show off some designs for me and hand out business cards accordingly. There was a bit of a biting wind on Saturday but we both soldiered through without covering up our handknits in winter coats!

I stupidly left my camera behind the first day and then it rained the second which rather stumped my photography! However Steph (aka Gleek) has let me snag a couple of her's. She took loads of wonderful shots.


This one is a gorgeous photo of Jess (of Ravelry). As you may be able to tell she is wearing my Vaila jumper (the original) from last year’s winter Twist Collective issue. I was very excited to see it walking around, and of course to meet Jess properly too!


And then there is this one ......a photo of the giant Bob head that Ysolda began when staying at my house (with many a confused look from us) and finished within a week in order to be the Rav mascot at Rhinebeck! (Pictured with her is another Jess)!



I of course also saw Casey and got Ysolda to snag a photo of the three of us bedecked in knitting!


One of the highlights for me was getting to spot my designs in the wild...most satisfying!

Looking forward to next year already!




11 comments:

Beth Armstrong said...

Wow! That looked a lot of fun despite the weather! Ysolda must have been so warm and cosy in the 'Bob' outfit! x

ladybug-zen said...

that's really cool, Gudrun. It must have been quite satisfying to spot your designs, your hardwork and creative energy, keeping other people warm and cozy....as well as making the world a prettier place to live in.

Ysolda said...

It was so great to see you again! I love seeing everyone's designs out in the wild.

tikru said...

I really wish that Rhinebeck would be closer to Finland :)

choo choo knits said...

You were the first "designer in the wild" I saw on Saturday and I was too awestruck to say hello. Rhinebeck is quite a treat for everyone - especially seeing friends in person!

Just call me Ruby said...

Wish I could have been there. Glad to hear you had such a great time despite the cold and Jess looks fabulous in your Vaila sweater.

Jodi said...

Looks like great fun! I need to make a Rhinebeck trek sometime soon.

heatherknits said...

I love that sweater out in the wild too - it looks different somehow, worn by a different person, and not in a photo shoot. I've noticed that about other sweaters, too - context is everything and can make it seem like a completely new personality.

Birdsong said...

Very nice photos! Kind of like bird watching... just looking to see what turns up:)

Linda said...

That looked great fun. the Bob head is fabulous!

mary jane said...

It was so fun to see you. Its amazing you were able to witness the birthing of the bob head too! crazy funny.