Monday, October 18, 2010

Sheep and Wool the Rhinebeck way

Wow, four years of Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck. And this year it was a mighty social occasion. My virtual world collided quite wonderfully with the real. I met so many of my favorite peeps! What a blast!

Tasha!

Erica

Lisa, Tasha and Bob

All these awesome, creative, interesting people in one spot! It was a dazzling display of yarny goodness. Complete with zany antics from knitters and coaches alike.

Matt and Lois

Tweaking the coach

The Spin City group swept several of the competitions this year with ribbons awarded for yarn and hand knits. Our Jayne took 2 blue ribbons. We are so proud of her and all the winners - Dawn (2 ribbons!) , Donna, Jayne, Lynn, Paula and Cat!

Jayne's Blue Ribbon

Cathy rocked the hand spun shawl made entirely from Loop Baby Cakes, thus creating the perfect foil for spinners wandering into the Loop booth. Loop at Rhinebeck and Maryland this year - what a wonderful triumph for Steph who, along with many Spin City members all worked tirelessly to put on a fantastic display and deliver top notch customer service.

Cathy Shawl close up

Marjorie spun and knit that sweater you see on her husband - very beautiful - the saddle shoulders are terrific.

Marjorie, Husband

And by some miracle of good luck I finished Zinnia in time to wear on Saturday. Four years ago the idea of spinning my own yarn to make a sweater was unthinkable.

Zinnia DONE

Most of all, Sheep & Wool is a chance to hang out with friends, revel in the things we love, and celebrate our hard work and creative spirits.

Food for the soul.

The Crew



18 comments:

urban muser said...

looks like you had a great time! it was my first...

shansays said...

You rock Lisa! I can't believe you posted already. I couldn't resist, I grabbed the really cute group pix and posted it on the BR group.

Big Hug!
Shan

TorahThreads said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! It made me feel like I was a part of it even though I couldn't go.

Love the hand knits/hand spuns on everyone!h

barefootrooster said...

i recognize those folks! and what gorgeous handknits and knitters. and your sweater turned out beautifully -- that cable sure does pop in your handspun. i love it. super inspiring. me + rhinebeck next year? i hope so.

Caroline B said...

What a marvellous day you had! Thanks for sharing it: it brought a big smile to my face.

knottygnome said...

the sweater looks beautiful! congrats.

Katie M. said...

What a wonderful trip! Your sweater is gorgeous: congratulations!! Thanks for sharing; one day I'll make it up there ...

LICraftgal said...

Your sweater came out beautiful!!! Rhinebeck was wonderful this year. Yeah for the spin city group, what talent.

Gale said...

Great sweater Lisa. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

muchadored said...

What a lovely weekend! Your sweater turned out fab. I was there briefly Sunday, and purchased a pound of Cormo roving with the intention to spin enough for some sort of garment. You've inspired me!

Dan Gliubizzi said...

It really was a perfect day and to be doing what you have passion for.
Glad to see you are all smiles

Sandra Singh said...

Your Zinia is beautiful, happy to hear you had so much fun.

Chris said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time! Your sweater looks wonderful!

Lisa/knitnzu said...

Hey thanks! Maybe I'll send my mama over here. Next fall I hope to be in Spain, so if I am, I probably won't see you for two years... unless you find yourself in Maine for something!

Matthew said...

Yarny goodness indeed. I guess people get a ribbing there if they show up sans woolies.

mly said...

Hey, you looked great, did I mention? Zinnia lovely, plus what a fun weekend.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Getting to meet you finally and talk to you was SUCH a hightlight of Rhinebeck for me:)

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