Monday, October 22, 2007

The R & R review

My trip to Rhinebeck was a bittersweet one. There were only a few weaving looms but not enough to make a good, confident purchase so I left without the main thing I came for. On the upside I did get something that made up for it.

Since I've been so busy with school I haven't had time to spend on Ravelry or notice how much the site has really taken off and taken over so many people's lives. On the way to Rhinebeck, Shameka informed me of that there was a Ravelry meetup and a party on Saturday. I couldn't have imagined the crazy, fun, insanity of it all.

There were hundreds & hundreds of Ravelry folks.

And the party was even more fun. I meet so many people and saw so many great projects. The party was sponsored by Blue Moon Fibers, Berrocco, and the Loopy Ewe. There were some great prizes, which I didn't win, but I did get a few Soak samples.

I shall now leave you with some pics of the pretty (but stinky) sheep and goats. I'm going to post the pattern for the hat I made for the trip which I'm going to name the R&R hat (Rhinebeck & Ravelry). Some people asked me about it while I was there and I've decided to commemorate the weekend with a free hat pattern. It should be up tonight or tomorrow night at the latest.