Rhinebeck (aka New York Sheep & Wool) is nearly here!! Despite the horrible disaster of my Rhinebeck sweater and the fact that it’s very unlikely I’ll finish the Climbing Vines Pullover I started to replace it, though I may end up with a vest version done in time to wear Saturday, I’m still quite excited about going. I’m especially excited about joining in on the Rhinebeck Bingo fun!
What’s Rhinebeck Bingo? This will tell you everything you need to know. Short version is that it’s like bingo, but instead of getting numbers called to you, you have to find people who will be at Rhinebeck and mark them off your card (or have them sign it or check themselves off… whatever you prefer). There are prized awarded randomly and the fun is in getting to meet a people you may not have otherwise. 🙂
The great thing about the online knitting community (and the knitting community in general) is that you get to know lots of great folks, who you wouldn’t have got to know otherwise, and events like this is a great way to finally get to say hi to them in person. I don’t know if I ever would have made it to Rhinebeck last year or this year without getting to know so many fabulous knitter/crocheter/fibery people online through Ravelry, Plurk, and Twitter. I thought Rhinebeck Bingo would be a great way to interact with even more fiber folks, so I signed up to be a square and player this weekend at Rhinebeck. There’s still time to join in and be a player if you want to. Information on that can be found here.
If I’m a square on your bingo card (or if you just want to meet me and say hello), you can find me at the fairgrounds all day Saturday as well as the Ravelry meet-up mid-day and the Ravelry Party Saturday evening. Saturday is the only day I’ll be there! I’ll be wearing Iced and my Riverwalk scarf and whatever other handknits I may need to keep me warm.
There’s also a small chance I’ll be wearing a vest version of the Climbing Vines Pullover, but who knows if I’ll get that much done!
I have just over 60 little treat bags put together, so if you find me at the fair or Ravelry meet-ups/party on Saturday and I still have them, I’ll give you one.
Will you be at Rhinebeck this weekend? If so, I’d love to meet you. Don’t be shy, come say hi! 🙂