Rhineback Wrap Up

I promise to stop talking about Rhinebeck after this post. And I really wasn’t going to post about it again but then I remembered a few random things about the weekend and decided I just had to tell you about them before we all moved away from this subject. And so, a Random Rhinebeck list.

~We saw so many February Lady Sweaters that I came up with the February Lady Sweater drinking game. Every time you saw one you had to drink. If you talked to someone wearing one you had to do a shot of tequila. You could get drunk almost as fast as playing the Sarah Palin Debate Drinking game. (You know that one, right? You drink every time she says “maverick.”)

~Go read Kathy’s post about our issues with beer. Honestly, I think I’ll be hearing the sound of clanking beer bottles in my head for a long time.

~Some people asked about what I bought. It really wasn’t that much. Some cormo/silk from Foxfire (white), some cormo from Foxhill (also white), two BFL braids from Cloverleaf (shades of hot pink), two skeins of Botanical shades for Selbuvotter mittens (one gold and one green), and enough yarn to knit Dale a vest (dark blue). I know you’d like to see a picture but, as Sandy pointed out yesterday, the dark days have arrived and its damned hard to get a photo during the week.

~I was really happy to meet Scout. And I hope you don’t think I’m too weird when I tell you that she smells really good.

~I ate artichokes french.  And drank beer.  I truly love that this particular fiber festival sells beer.

~That is all.  Carry on.

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  1. chris Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 6:32 am

    I totally forgot about the beer – I’m hoping DH doesn’t remember because that would have been cruel of me to deny him after he carried around a cage with bunny for awhile……

  2. Nora Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 6:38 am

    And people still think knitters are boring! I guess they need to wake up and play the drinking game!

    I still want a February Lady.


  3. Carol Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 6:55 am

    The Lady sweaters were everywhere! That’s a very dangerous drinking game!

  4. margene Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 7:36 am

    I loved the beer but had too few. Scout does have a nice smile. There is always one sweater that takes the knitters by storm. Happily my FLS was not warm enough for the Festival.

  5. deb Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 7:51 am

    I’m still not done living vicariously through others!! Carry on!

  6. Chris Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 8:26 am

    You can’t be done until you’ve shown us pictures of what you bought.

  7. Laurie Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 8:51 am

    I agree with Chris. Pictures of swag.

  8. caro Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 9:13 am

    The number of Feb Lady Sweaters and the crazy amount of Clapotis could account for my beer consumption on Saturday afternoon. Add in a few Fetchings and you have yourself a raucous drinking game.

  9. Kathy Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 9:40 am

    That February lady sweater just makes me feel all mavericky!

  10. Hillary Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 9:43 am

    You are so not off the hook ’till you show us the loot. Really now.

  11. Cheryl S. Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 10:12 am

    Waaah. You certainly won’t see beer at our fiber festival. They didn’t even have any real food at the last one. I think they had some donuts or something.

    All I can say is that I’m feeling like a maverick this morning, and if I had a FLS, I’d put it on and call you.

  12. Karen Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 10:15 am

    I still want to make myself a February Lady sweater too one of these days. Maybe I’ll drink while making it just to keep it more interesting.

  13. Betty Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 10:44 am

    Hmmmm… drunken stash enhancement. I probably would have spent all of the mortgage money on fibery goodness. Or spindles.

  14. Vicki Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 10:48 am

    Yum. I didn’t have my Artichokes French festi-for-one — was too worn out from the Halloween party! And had plenty of sweets on Saturday, besides.

    I was looking at a Flickr stream from the festival wherein the photographer had both numbered the images and photographed a lot of FLSs in passing — I was beginning to think that the numbers were the QUANTITY of FLSs she saw, not photographs taken… FLS 168… possible?

  15. la güera Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 11:40 am

    What fun! I casted on an FLS just last night!

  16. Estella Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

    Howling over the FLS drinking game – too great! I was thinking of making one for myself but after being overwhelmed with them at Rhinebeck I’ve decided to design my own pattern or make something else.

    As for the artichokes – yum! I had a batch all to myself at 10:30 in the morning – brunch I guess.

  17. claudia Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 12:31 pm

    The February Lady thing was pretty darn overwhelming.

  18. Kathy Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

    Do they sell beer at NH Sheep and Wool?

  19. Karen Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

    The February Lady Sweater had to be the most worn sweater at Rhinebeck. I saw a lot of Clapotis too.

  20. ~Kristie Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 2:20 pm

    Kathy’s post is hysterical! Sounds like such a wonderful time.

    I love your drinking games. I wonder what will be the hot knit item next year.

  21. Julie Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 2:42 pm

    Beer? They sell beer right at the fiber festival? I’m definitely going next year!

  22. Kat Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

    I am very happy to hear about the beer.

  23. Sara Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 3:44 pm

    Beer! I’ll have to remember that when I get to go to that one.

    Oh, never tire hearing your adventures at any and all festivals you attend…

  24. Lucia Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 3:46 pm

    That’s the last time I bring you espresso beans.

  25. Cookie Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 3:52 pm

    Good thing I decided to knit Hey Teach, isn’t it? *L*

    Love the drinking game and the drinking at the festival. Do they have real booze or just beer?

    I don’t think it’s odd, but, every time I a photo of her, I think she looks like she smells good.


  26. Lynne Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 4:36 pm

    I really, REALLY want to go to Rhinebeck…one day I’ll make the 5 hour trip across state!

  27. scoutj Said,

      October 23, 2008 @ 9:25 pm

    I’m totally laughing that Margene thinks you said SMILE and not SMELL!

    Dolce & Gabbana baby! –

  28. JessaLu Said,

      October 24, 2008 @ 2:33 pm

    Someone in my knitting group is talking of knitting a Feb. Lady Sweater – begged her not to. ;op

  29. Nell Said,

      October 24, 2008 @ 8:54 pm

    Beer and yarn?!?!??!?! OMG- I gotta go next year!

  30. Teyani Said,

      October 27, 2008 @ 12:46 am

    oh my… the beer bottle incidents sound hilarious now, but I bet they weren’t when it was happening….
    artichokes french??

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