We arrived around noon, just in time for the Ravelry Meet Up. Here I am meeting Jess and Casey for the very first time. A pretty good size crowd turned out for this meet up.
I learned later that it was Ysolda in this Bob custom! She and another gal knit this giant Bob head and paw mittens.
This is Marlene of Marlene's Felting Madness, demonstrating the technique to make one of her felted flowers. We have video of her felting this flower, maybe I'll figure out how to upload it.
Here are some other highlights of our day...
The United Nations declared 2009 the "International Year of Natural Fibers" and in conjunction with this celebration and to raise money for livestock and training in sustainable agriculture Heifer International organized the knitting and assembly of the world's longest scarf. Parts of the scarf were knit around the globe and the entire thing was assembled here at Rhinebeck.Beth the owner of Uncommon Threads and The Alpaca Yarn Company hosted the knitting of the World's Biggest Sock. Its been traveling around the country and landed in Rhinebeck, here I am knitting on it. We hope it breaks the Guinness Book of World Records some day.
And here I am with Beth, I've known her for several years now by telephone and email only. I carry The Alpaca Yarn Company's Suri Elegance lace and have a Sandrasingh.com Exclusive shawl pattern coming out soon that is knit in it.
Speaking of Sandrasingh.com Exclusive patterns here I am with Kirsten Kapur of "Through The Loops Designs," creator of Isabella.
And here I am with Shelia Ernst, another wonderful artisan I've only known via email. If you're searching for beautiful and useful glass buttons, knitting needles, crochet hooks, beads, stitch markers or shawl pins make sure to visit Shelia & Michael Ernst's website Glasspens.com, they hand make the most lovely designs available.
This is getting long enough, stay tuned over the next week for more entries!