Monday, October 22, 2007

The Best Laid Plans

of crocheters and fiber enthusiasts often go awry!

So, I spent the weekend at Rhinebeck. I planned to have much fibery fun and much was had...by others. I never even set foot on the fair grounds. I did see lots of my hotel room and last night even an Emergency room (because where else do you find a doctor at 7pm on a Sunday night?). Don't worry, all has turned out well with a clear plan of action for symptom resolution. Life's good. =-D

On the up side, my generous sister was able to procure a commemorative Sheep and Wool embroidered project bag for me. It is just the perfect size for transporting the ever growing afghan. Also, she and my mother scoured the booths for a yarn that incorporated black to match my new winter coat. No luck. I'm glad they looked because otherwise the thought that I had missed out on finding the perfect yarn would have haunted me. I got to enjoy their stories of what they had seen and admire some beautiful yarn purchases.

Thankfully, I was well enough on Saturday night to make the Ravelry get together. It was so much fun to meet in person folks I've only "seen" on line. Mom even won one of the raffle prizes and had her picture taken by someone from Webs. Wonder where that pic will turn up...

KINEARING THE HARLOT

Just three people away from me when the pic was snapped. You cannot tell from the dark cell phone pic but she is wearing the finished Kauni sweater. It is just as beautiful as you would imagine. I wish my pics of Jess and Casey standing on chairs to address the throng had come out. It was quite a sight, and let me tell you knitters are LOUD! Shy? Retiring? Aged? No way Jose! lol

So, it was a fun and semi-relaxing weekend overall. Best laid plans my go awry, but all is not lost!

5 comments:

LMardenNH said...

aww honey buns! what a freakin bummer! I am so sorry you were sick - are you well enough to come to the Barnes tomorrow night? We need to hear more about your weekend!!!

Jennifer said...

Aww! That's too bad. I can relate, I had to skip Rhinebeck because of the flu. Oh well, at least you got to hit the Ravelry party! Great Kinear-ing too :)

Nichole said...

Aww,, so sorry to hear you had such a miserable weekend. Hope you feel MUCH better soon!

Joanne said...

That's to bad you were sick. I was there as well. Try to make it again next year, well worth the trip! It was awesome...so much to see, feel, smell, BUY!!!!!!!! It was our NH Sheep and Wool times 50!! And CLEAN...no trash anywhere, no wait in the restrooms, attendents in every one. I was so impressed with the Fair Grounds, the friendly crowds and the sunshine was wonderful...

KnitOwl said...

I missed your smiling face, but you were with us in spirit.