R is for more about Rhinebeck

Because I have been suffering from lack of internet access and you’ll get these posts as I can make them…..

Finally met Cathy-Cate (who is short!)

I may have only purchased one skein of yarn, but I came home with three… the blue was something I won over at Lucia’s a while back, and the white was a gift from Cathy-Cate… some super soft Wisconsin spun alpaca and angora. I’m thinking it needs to be a hat. Thank you both!


Everywhere on Saturday we saw the February Lady Sweater, some were better than others… Ms Fiberfish was wearing one, and I told her I wanted to take lots of photos of them… I concede defeat… she took more pictures than I did (love the little friendly competition)! I think I only took 10 or so photos.

The other sweaters of note on Saturday were the tangled yoke cardigan, which I would say was the second most common sweater at the fair that day, and the Tilted Duster (both from the Fall 2007 Interweave Knits). Gotta say, when that issue of IK came out, all I could think of with that cover photo was giant purple vagina. It looks much better knit up than it did on the magazine cover. (and why can I put the word for certain female parts in the blog, but not for similar male parts??)

While talking with Juno (who I’ve only met before briefly) about how wonderful it was that there were all these tall women at the fair, I nearly kinneared a photo of this goldish sweater that was next to me, then its wearer turned around…
rhinebeck_spm (don’t embiggen, very fuzzy). Oh, says I, it’s you, and here I just wanted a photo of the color of your sweater….

Finally met in the flesh (with some of us stuffing our faces) Sandy and Norma

I wish I took more photos of what people were wearing! You can see them all, the good, the bad, the beautiful, the not so beautiful, (and some of the fuzzy because I was sneaking most of these photos) here. Just so you know, I’m getting an S post out of this flickr set…

Updates around here… the pc is still in trouble. We tried to install a new hard drive, having determined that the virus/trojan was just too big and bad to hassle with. And something isn’t reading/working so we need expert help. Other things are moving along in a positive direction.

13 Responses so far

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    Chris said,

    October 26, 2008 @ 12:06 pm

    Glad to hear that things are moving in a positive direction… Hopefully the pc thing gets straightened out quickly!

    Looks like Rhinebeck was a lot of fun. :)

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    Cathy-Cate said,

    October 26, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

    Hey! I resemble that remark!
    I happen to be 5’5″, the height of the average American woman. (Just ’cause I hung out with tall people all weekend….) (though I admit, it helps finding them in a crowd! My mother is five feet and one half inch tall, and now that her red hair is mostly gray, she’s impossible to pick out….)

    Sounds like we have the same virus, based on what you told me in your comment on my blog (that’s people virus, not computer of which I speak). Who knows where it came from: the Rhinebeck virus, we’ll call it, but it was totally worth it! Today, now that I have help at home, I am finally spending essentially in bed, where I should have been all week, I think. And I have just made the happy discovery that my newish laptop/wireless will work from the bedroom! Yippee!
    My goal today is not to leave the house. Maybe a little more laundry will get done, but there are no other goals on my list today.

    It was SO GOOD to see you in person. The local bunny/alpaca yarn should make a very warm hat for Maine winters; or it could be a hat lining, with a rough, tough, snowproof outer layer. Or doubleknit, I suppose. Hmm, I’m giving myself ideas (I have another skein which I bought this spring; both times, it was the only skein the LYS had).
    Anyway, I’m very glad you decided to come to NYS&W after all. A couple days out in the (admittedly chilly) sunshine, with friends, can never be a bad thing.

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    sandy said,

    October 26, 2008 @ 12:22 pm

    Ah, rats. I never did see Cathy-Cate! Lucky you!
    It was fun to see all the hand knits. The good, the bad and the ugly, eh? It was like the red carpet of knits!

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    Mel said,

    October 26, 2008 @ 2:39 pm

    I can’t tell me how amused I am that you kinneared her. It looks like that was in the barn we used to be in. :-)

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    Carole said,

    October 26, 2008 @ 2:51 pm

    Nice Rhinebeck recap – I never get tired of them either.

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    sara said,

    October 26, 2008 @ 6:00 pm

    I kinneared the Harlot too, but my picture really sucked since it was too dark. Fantastic pics! And you got to meet Norma!

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    October 26, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

    Ok, 1. When somebody’s being lewd, they usually don’t say vagina (why do I still not like the sound of that word?), they say other things that you probably can’t post. Does raise interesting questions, you’re right, about why the more acceptable name for male genetialia still gets blocked. What would they call the Vagina Monologues if it couldn’t be posted on the web? But I digress…

    2. You Kinneared the Harlot! How cool is that?! And you talked to her! I get the sense that she is perfectly normal (in a knitterly sense), though I am sure I would have been a blubbering idiot in front of her. And to think you like similar colorways…

    3. Am intrigued about all the knitting you saw (good and bad) at Rhinebeck – am looking forward to hearing and seeing more!

    4. And to Cathy-Cate, who’s name I recognize – blogs always make you look taller….

    Looking forward to seeing you soon –

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    Gramily said,

    October 26, 2008 @ 10:45 pm

    I’m very fond of the word my husband (who grew up in a yiddish speaking household) uses for that P-bodypart men have. It’s PEPPI! I suggest you convert.

    and OH! I love the photos of Rhinebeck and YOU!

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    colleen said,

    October 27, 2008 @ 7:01 am

    You’ve got some great pictures of a lot of very interesting knitting. Was that the guy from Philosopher’s Wool in the grey and white fair isle sweater? Someday, I want to go to Rhinebeck.

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    Emily said,

    October 27, 2008 @ 12:55 pm

    SPM was wearing that very same cardigan when she was here. I should have known it would have been a color that drew your attention!

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    Jennifer said,

    October 27, 2008 @ 8:17 pm

    Wow! It looks like you had so much fun! Lisa…I have so many of your blog posts to catch up on, but I’ve been diverted. Now, I have to look at all of your Rhinebeck photos on Flickr first!

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    Lucia said,

    October 28, 2008 @ 11:59 am

    There are *many* Yiddish words for that body part, some extremely rude, some just sort of mildly affectionate (e.g. pisher, which I think may be unisex and which can also be a term of mild opprobrium/endearment for a child), but many of which I’ll bet you could get by the cybersensor.

    Oh, and you’re quite welcome.

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    olga said,

    October 30, 2008 @ 9:44 am

    Oh- I so enjoyed looking at all the photos you took of so many interesting sweaters! Awesome! Thanks for posting that!

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