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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Meet & Greet at Vogue Knitting LIVE!

I have some really exciting news to share with you today:
I will be doing a meet and greet with Kristin of Yarngasm/Voolenvine at the Chiagu & One Geek to Craft Them All booth at Vogue Knitting LIVE!


Meet the voices behind the Subway Knits and YarnGasm podcasts
Saturday, January 17,  Noon - 1pm
Booth 118 , 5th Floor

When you talk to knitters there are two topics that always pop up: a love of yarn and a love for knitting community. Podcasters Maria MN (Subway Knits) and Kristin Lehrer (YarnGasm) are no different. These two New Yorkers have built loyal followings by doing what they do best: Maria forms communities through teaching and Kristin hand dyes beautiful Voolenvine yarn.

Join us and get to know these talented ladies! Kristin will talk about her yarn and give out some mini skeins.  Maria will talk about her latest project: How to read Japanese knitting patterns.


I am really looking forward to meeting you all there! 
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Friday, July 19, 2013


This past Sunday, Laura from GynxYarns/The Dyer's Notebook and Kristin from Yarngasm and myself had the chance to hangout over Google+.

This was something that we had been taking about for awhile; the common thread that we had was that we all have Lendrums and with the Tour de Fleece, thought to have a little hangout and talk about spinning and anything that struck our fancy.

Setting up the hangout was actually a bit tricky - and we ended up making jokes about how people younger than us knew more about technology these days, which in my case is so true. My 7th, now 8th graders know how to use their iPhones better than I do mine, and I pride myself on being somewhat techie.

We finally figured out how to get the three of us in the same hangout, turned on the Lower Third and also live streamed the conversation! I have the video embedded below, and when I get the chance I will also upload the audio as a part of the In the Conductor's Booth series.
We definitely plan to do another #lendrumtalk again and this time with more notice so that everyone can join in by watching the live stream and posting questions and comments to twitter via the #lendrumtalk hashtag. Kim from CraftStash also expressed an interest in joining, so its going to be alot of fun!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Episode 21: Fall, Fibre, Friends, Food

Special shout out to Megan of the Stitch It! Podcast, who in a tweet summarized Rhinebeck in four words and gave the title for these week's episode.

I was loaded up in the car with Mel (the husband), my friend Lisa, co-proprietor of newly-opened Roman Hills yarn company (check it out!) John, and their son Emmet. But there was so much traffic over the last 2 miles that it took us two hours to get into and park.

We also learned that there was a 2 hour line for Sanguine Gryphon. In the morning, we decided to throw that plan of going there out the window. This is the photo that Knitty City tweeted:

Yeah. Right. I have to admit, this plus the traffic dampened my mood a bit and caused a bit of anxiety.

At the Ravelry meetup, I was all set with my sign, but a little bit shy with regards to holding it up. Lisa helped:
I did get to meet with Amy Christoffers and her friend, Becky Herrick. Photo is with Amy, and I look horrible (I think it was being so tired from the traffic and just arriving!). Amy was wearing the Larch Cardigan and her goal was to meet with the Bosworths to talk about her Journey Wheel

 Got to speak a bit with Laura Chau, and was interrupted by people wanting to pet my Traveling Woman Shawl, which was fun since it was nice to see that people liked what I knit! Kristin of Yarngasm arrived and we were finally with our sign:
 Also met up with Abby of Knit Knit Cafe and got to chat with a listener! The Ravelry Meetup was alot of fun. cider donuts. I also had a cheeseburger with fries and clam chowder in a bread bowl. 
After the meetup, I met up with some friends and headed over to the big buildings. I had a mission: to get some books autographed. I met with Lela Nargi (Knitting Around the World) and fangirled over Ysolda while she signed my newly-purchased copy of Little Red in the City, and Clara Parkes (who was wearing Hawthorne). I was worried that there would be a long line but there weren't. I had a lovely chat with the three ladies and ran into Melissa Werle of NeoKnits. She was wearing her Adina cardigan and Catherine was wearing Idlewilde.

After the book signing, I finally got started with some yarn buying. I wanted to get some yarn from Spirit Trail Fibreworks, but unfortunately, there wasn't anything I liked for the Larch Cardigan which I wanted to get yarn for. But I will go back to them in the future. I did get yarn from Creatively Dyed (one is a birthday gift and I purchased a skein of Woodbrook in the colorway Cendros).

Sheep! This was the Best in Show part of the demonstrations that I saw when Mel and I decided to wander around for a bit.
The color theme of this year's Rhinebeck was purple, and teal; I purchased yarn for the Larch Cardigan from Shelridge Farms. it was their DK weight yarn but according to Buffy it was more like a sport weight. The colorway I purchased was Azure. 

We finally did end up at Sanguine Gryphon; there was no crowd, but very picked over. However, I did get yarn for Sarah to trade for MadTosh Sugarplum, and a skein of Eidos sock in Bacchic. Wonderful. 

In short, I did complete my Rhinebeck goals, which were to meet people, get books signed and yarn for the Larch Cardigan. Next year, we are thinking of getting a place or stay somewhere for the weekend so that we can avoid all the crazy. 
Closing Song: "The Melody of a Fallen Tree" by Windsor for the Derby
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