Thursday, November 14, 2013

postcards from Rhinebeck 2013

Thanks to all who let me know they enjoyed the Rhinebeck Style video. And mwah! to those who re-posted, or FB'd or tweeted. Feel free to share  You totally get me. Work on the book version proceeds, with a bit of fire under me now.*027_GaleZucker_nysw 
 It was a weekend where everything comes together:  perfect autumn weather, great energy, beautiful yarn, stellar community, and oh! the knits everywhere. Plus sheep and alpaca and goats.012_GaleZucker_nyswThis year I taught workshops on the weekend mornings: Photo Safari: NY S&W Festival. Love my  students who gleefully joined in as we photographed the fair, as our subject and our backdrop.004_GaleZucker_nysw My assistant Ariana was along to pose in knits, for exercises shooting backgrounds & angles. **. She's wearing a Through The Loops Vestry Street. I know you want to know.032_GaleZucker_nyswWe visited the livestock barns. 091_GaleZucker_nyswAn experiment with the 2013 festival poster as the background for Through the Loops Germinate shawl. I give it a not-quite-thumbs-up.
197_GaleZucker_nyswI stayed at a shared large house-  Ariana and I missed the group photo but you can see we were in excellent company- organized by Yarny Old Kim, whose scrappy long socks I covet. *** Wish I'd had more time to hang out there, it was full of good cheer. Some parts of our  potluck left me a permanently craving. (hello! Steve's mac and cheese and homemeade kimchi)126_GaleZucker_nyswFoodwise, at the festival: Waiting in line made much easier by knitspotting/knit ogling.129_GaleZucker_nyswVery happy to get our Flammkuchen. Butternut squash, beets, fennel, creamy ricotta cheese (or was it goat?), flame cooked. 131_GaleZucker_nyswKirsten got bacon on hers, and do you love the sweater she's wearing? Design not yet released. <hint, hint cough>134_GaleZucker_nysw 
Jill Draper and her inspiring sweater.212_GaleZucker_nyswThe ever stylin' Ellen Mason,aka Odacier, in her Mary Rebecca sweater and  signature cardi/dress combo with plaid scarf, colored tights, and boots. She and my other style muse, Sonya Philip were walking around the festival together. Someday I want to have them style me.  Not for a day.  Like, my whole wardrobe.215_GaleZucker_nysw Thrilled to see the patterns I shot for Green Mountain Spinnery and their new ebook on display at their booth. I didn't get there fast enough to buy Weekend Wool , their new worsted weight yarn - by Sunday they only had a few skeins left.****001_GaleZucker_nysw True only for their wares.158_GaleZucker_nyswThe Sunday morning class had a photo session with a couple of fleecey girls.193_GaleZucker_nyswShooting at sheep eye level, in open shade. Aren't they gorgeous, even in a crowd?151_GaleZucker_nyswSheep eyes, Love'em.  • • • • • • • • • • 
Ok, starting next post I'm going to ramp up into gift giving mode, with a bunch of book reviews and book giveaways. I've been saving them for just this time of year. Watch your feed, I'm hoping to git'er'done !  
_____________________and now for the footnotes: 
*La Shannon Okey herself is going to be sitting down with me on Monday, up close and personal, to get this book from almost-done to press ready. I am looking forward to it like crazy. Shannon's a force to be reckoned with. I love me a force, and a good solid deadline.  Like a publisher sitting next to you .

**Ariana will also be assisting me when I teach at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC in January 2014. It helps to have her model,  so no student misses shooting for a minute--and also, for those who don't want to pose in the knits but want them shot on a lovely smiling person. Ariana is a talented film maker & editor herself, and a knitter, so she knows what's what.

*** I don't know why but I can't find a link to her blog! Kim is all kinds of awesome. She organized the house, the potluck, is a brilliant knitter and finished weaving in the ends on those socks Friday night as we sat around eating & drinking , following a breathtaking Hudson Valley moonrise. I know the photos you may have seen signal riotous hilarity 24/7 but Kim and the rest of the roomies are so much more than that. Smart, artistic, talented. And good cooks too.

****I never shop much at the festivals-I'm an indecisive shopper even in a quiet limited setting--but I had a mission this time. Too bad I browsed Saturday and by the time I went back to purchase on Sunday, I missed out on the Weekend Wool selection but also a super chunky hand dyed skein I wanted from Briar Rose was history, so were the skeins I was eyeing from Still River Mill...I did finally buy some yarn. But that's another post.


Carole Julius said...

Great photos - looks like you had an awesome time!

Ellen Mason said...

Can we repost this every few months for the joy it brings? btw, to prove I'm not a robot I have to type 'Lakeyou'. Lakeyou? I Loveyou!

Mary Lou said...

Jealous! Looks like such fun. And I will say you are the most indecisive yarn shopper I know. Can't wait to hear about your day with Shannon.

Kim said...

Amazing photos. I'm coveting my own feet & wishing for a time machine to go back to Rhinebeck weekend. So glad you & Ariana stayed at our house. You're welcome back for next year if you like. You couldn't find my blog because it no longer exists. Lazy me.

Kristin Nicholas said...

Fun post Gale! Missed Rhinebeck again.

craftivore said...

Gah, more agony at have missed Rhinebeck. Lovely photos, totally capture the fun and the feel of this wonderful weekend.

Lori ann said...

omg the knits, the sheep, your photos everywhere, it's all really very exciting. it would be difficult to shop under those conditions i think, SO much to choose from!!

Jill Piorkowski said...

Hi! I need help. Would you be able to tell me the name of the green/blue Mary Jane you have on with the colorful socks? I love and want them. I found the site at one time but cannot seem to locate it now. Thank you so much! Jill