Rhinebeck 2009

Words fail me

Perhaps this is how haikus got started, someone went to Rhinebeck and felt very overwhelmed… so they had to limit the amount of words that came out of their mouth in describing the experience.

The fall brought Rhinebeck
Tactile Travel tour drove me there
Overwhelmed

Please enjoy my impromptu slide show as I try to put together the words for the weekend:

links:

Knitting guy peeps

Video podcast peeps

New Podcast Peeps

Old friend and new friend

Vanderbilt Mansion with Tactile Travel

New friend who pinned me

Ravelry meetup (yeah, like they need a link)

Fancie Purls in Norwood MA

Mini Mills lust

IAPM65:TNNA Updates with link love

I went to TNNA and all I brought you back is this lousy post… OK, this post and and two podcasts. Todays show is a quick overview of my weekend… secrets revealed…

First, all the time below is GMT, so please subtract 4 hours for the real time.

I put all the pieces together into chronological order and have added names and links so that you can find out more about the great people and things I found on the TNNA floor.

Friday

ok... what should I bring today bahhh!
ok... what should I bring today bahhh!
sheep of convention
sheep of convention
look this is what I should have packed
look this is what I should have packed

taken from Zealana booth

Voice Mail Jun 12 03:42 PMMichael from Universal Yarn

daddys got a new bag
daddys got a new bag

Michael from Universal Yarn

Voice Mail Jun 12 05:49 PMKimberly from the Alpaca Yarn Company

sandy from utopia fiber arts in dayton
sandy from utopia fiber arts in dayton

LIVE AWESOME VIDEO UPDATE with MARLY

Voice Mail Jun 12 06:48 PMJenny tells all

Jenny is rockin it at Cup O Joes
Jenny is rockin it at Cup O Joes

Jenny twitters here

Barrys at North market rocks
Barry's at North market rocks

Barry’s can be found here

Voice Mail Jun 13 12:39 AM – Angela from the Alpaca Yarn Company


Voice Mail Jun 13 12:43 AM – Owner of Black Sheep LYS

the black sheep flock from florida
the black sheep flock from florida

I think that this is the shop here

hard at work at the ice cream shop again...
hard at work at the ice cream shop again...

This is a picture that I tweeted about Jenny and Kim tweeting… super Meta

Saturday

Voice Mail Jun 13 01:53 PM Elissa and the Kuku Dolls

bahhh... with kuku dolls
bahhh... with kuku dolls

Sheep make friends with the kuku dolls

Voice Mail Jun 13 03:06 PM Annie from Annie Adams Jewelry

stitschmarker neclase from annie adams
stitschmarker neclase from annie adams

Annie Adams had some beautiful stuf including these hematite stitch markers and necklace

Voice Mail Jun 13 03:15 PM – Carol from Farmhouse Yarns

danger crafts at deep south fibers
danger crafts at deep south fibers

Multiple monsters patterns on one CD!!

Hanging at the Southern Fibre booth
Hanging at the Deep South Fiber booth

My favorite booth to grab some water and chill was Deep South Fibers

Voice Mail Jun 13 03:47 PM – Donna from Deep South Fibers

Hanging with the danger craft monsters
Hanging with the danger craft monsters

Deep South Fibers had some amazing monsters

LIVE AKWARD VIDEO UPDATE

varian from atlanta
varian from atlanta

This is a listener who heard me and then showed me her awesome new designs

Voice Mail Jun 13 04:20 PM – Jamie from Interweave

Voice Mail Jun 13 05:39 PM – Chrissy(and her new book) from Gardiner Yarn Work

caffaknitted by katie park in gardiner yarn works booth
caffaknitted by katie park in gardiner yarn works booth

Pretty pretty in the Gardiner Yarn Work booth

Voice Mail Jun 13 05:52 PM Hansi and her new book

hansi and the sheep...bahhh!!
hansi and the sheep...bahhh!!

I have the biggest knitting crush on Hansi and her new book
(maybe I can get her to design me a sheep to knit?)

let them tweet cake with interweave
let them tweet cake with interweave

Jessica poses for me at Interweave’s “let them tweet cake” event

Voice Mail Jun 13 07:39 PM – The Ladies from Lovely Yarn and special guest talk about Jeni’s Ice Cream, Alchemy Yarns, and Qiviut

Voice Mail Jun 13 08:16 PMMarly in the PolarKnit Booth

mega big blue balls
mega big blue balls

Marly of yarnthing podcast pointed out these fleece big blue balls by polarknits

offhand designs knitting bags
offhand designs knitting bags

Offhand Designs makes beautiful bags from sophisticated fabrics

Voice Mail Jun 13 08:50 PM – Guido is Overwhelmed by TNNA

cookie a sheep
cookie a sheep

I totally begged Cookie A to pose with the sheep (squee)

Sunday

y2knit ladies...bahh!
y2knit ladies...bahh!

Y2Knit, like you need a reason 2Knit

Voice Mail Jun 14 03:44 PM – Kathy Elkin from WEBS (was supposed to be video, oh well)

Voice Mail Jun 14 03:56 PM – Joan from White Lies Designs

aniie modeknit in a mask... ;}
Annie Modesitt in a mask... ;}

Annie Modesitt is an amazingly talented masked crusader

Voice Mail Jun 14 04:29 PMCecily and Melissa, authors of the upcoming New England knits in front of the Interweave booth

lornas laces yarn wall...
lorna's laces yarn wall...

Lorna’s Laces are serving up yarns like fine wine

Voice Mail Jun 14 04:50 PMTwisted Sisters at their booth

new attitude from twisted sister
new attitude from twisted sister

This came out of a pattern book by the Twisted Sisters

new attitude from twisted sister
twisted sisters

The Twisted Sisters folks make friendly with the sheep.

The Knit Kit now comes in black
The Knit Kit now comes in black

Check out the new color of The Knit Kit

Voice Mail Jun 14 05:09 PM – Dave from Louet

hanging out at louet with @louetna_dave
hanging out at Louet with @louetna_dave

Dave from Louet Yarn is an excellent guy

Voice Mail Jun 14 05:28 PM – Vincent from Berger from France

fierce babies from france ;)
fierce babies from france ;)

I love the attitude on this Berger of France baby

postive yarn... internet services for the fiber industry @positiveyarn
postive yarn... internet services for the fiber industry @positiveyarndyeing... bahh!

Positive Yarn is trying to help yarn get online

dyeing... bahh!
dyeing... bahh!

Weeks Dye Works has wonderful colors, but not knitting yet…

durango buttons are yum...
durango buttons are yum...

Durango buttons and owners are so awesome…

Voice Mail Jun 14 05:59 PM – Kathy Merrick author of Crochet in Color in the Koigu booth

so many colors and friends at st. denis
so many colors and friends at st. denis

The St Denis Yarns at Classic Elite are so amazing

Voice Mail Jun 14 07:09 PMAnne Bean in the Classic Elite booth

buffalo gold run....bahhh...
buffalo gold run....bahhh...

These ladies were sweet enough to take a photo in front of the Buffalo Gold booth

Voice Mail Jun 14 08:32 PM – Guido Stein wraps it up

MONDAY

Voice Mail Jun 15 01:26 PMMicheal DelVechio shares an update from Universal Yarn

TNNA in reverse

I put out a lot of content this weekend live from TNNA… Sadly, the video didn’t work out they way I wanted, but the audio updates and images are great.

Here is a list of all the things I put up:

AUDIO UPDATES (click on the top right play button for them all)
http://drop.io/TNNAupdate

IMAGE UPDATES
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7420172@N04/

VIDEO UPDATES (What I could do with it)
http://www.itsapurlman.com/tnnaupdate/

EVERYTHING and MORE UPDATES
http://twitter.com/GuidoS

Maryland Sheep and Party…

So, no one else was throwing an after party.. so I took it upon myself to put togther a mixer/cocktail party… and now I am looking for a head count. If you are going to be at the Maryland Sheep and Wool and are looking for some fun at night… come out… knit… socialize… etc…

http://tactileafterparty.com

Please help spread the word for about this on your blog/podcast…. and ask others to share as well. I have a room for 150 -200 and I am sure that we can fill it.

I.C.U.

Ok… so my computer is in the I.C.U. right now. Because of this I have not been able to get out the three great interviews I have currently. Please hang in tough with me. I will try and put together the 20 stories day on New Years day with my wifes computer, but the other interviews are on my computer that crashed…

So… ugh…

Please feel free to send in a story for the 20 stories show (see last post)

A twit for stories…

So I was listening to This American Life yesterday and they did a show where they crammed 20 stories into an hour. The radio show was inspired by a theater group in Chicago that has a similar theme to it. This concept of short story telling seems like a lot of fun to me.

So in true short story fashion(you can’t get much shorter than a twitter message), I twitted my intention to do a show with 20 stories. The response so far is excellent and I should have 20 stories soon enough. If you would like to participate here are the ground rules:

  • I need a 2-3minute mp3 or wav recording of you telling your story that loosely relates to casting-on (as in starting a project)
  • I need your name (as much as you would like to give), title (if it applies, mine would be head host of itsapurlman), and location (again, as much as you would like to give up… I would be Boston)
  • I need your permission to use the audio
  • I need it by January 1st ( will put the show together on January1st)

Please feel free to put all the info above in one recording and place it in my drop box. (I will edit out everything but the story, the rest is for housekeeping) If you cannot record on your own, try using the voicemail number 646-402-5686 x53198 (this will end up in the drop box.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to let me you are on twitter (and are a listener of my show) feel free to leave a comment here or contact me at twitter. (better than email because everyone else who has the same question can see the answer).