Rhinebeck Round-Up

It seems so long ago already and yet, it’s been less than a week since Rhinebeck.  One thing is for sure, one day is not enough! Here’s what I did see in my one day…

Everything from Sheep to Shawl!

 And I came home with a few goodies too!

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A gradient kit from Good Karma Farms!  The peacock colors called to me.  Resistance was futile!  No idea what I’ll do with it.  Maybe something 3-color cashmere cowl inspired.  Maybe some sequence knitting, I do love a good texture.  For now, I’m just petting it…it’s delightful!

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And in the surprise of the weekend, two skeins of Miss Babs Rhinebeck 2016 colorway!  A skein of Caroline, (on the left) the new MCN base that’s 20% cashmere!!  and a skein of Kaweah, (on the right) the dk weight merino workhorse.

We waited the crowd out, it was after 1 pm by the time we got to Miss Babs.  I wasn’t expecting to see any of the special color left.  But when there were a few skeins remaining and the line was less than 10 minutes long.  Again, resistance was futile.  No idea what these will become either but I like the idea of using them together.   It could create a neat effect or maybe it’ll be so busy it hurts?  I dunno…haven’t decided yet.

And then there’s the yarn Mom & I dyed!

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A sparkle sock blank!!  Size 0 needles should be coming in the mail today.  I’m gonna try really hard to not hate knitting socks.  This yarn is so fun…that should help!

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and this guy, a skein of HiKoo’s SimpliNatural, it’s a merino/alpaca/silk blend.  It’s soooooo soft!  With all the fall foliage inspired yarns out there, we had a go at creating our own leaf peepers yarn.  I can’t wait to see how it knits up!!

I think this might be a cast on all the things weekend.   :)  I don’t see any way around it.

WIP Wednesday — A Rhinebeck Sweater

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I’ve already got a sweater on the needles, so might as well dub it a Rhinebeck Sweater and head east!  :)  No, actually, I just found a deal on airfare I couldn’t pass up…$317, non-stop, round trip on Virgin!  I haven’t flown coast to coast that cheap in years!  It was just too good to pass up, so Rhinebeck…here I come!

As for the sweater, I’m making progress on the raglan increases!  The pattern is Sabine from CoCoKnits.  A repeat of this sweater I made last year…

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It’s got all sort of details I like…top down raglan with YO increases (we can pretend they’re decorative but mostly, I’m lazy when it comes to M1R & M1L), half sleeves, light as a feather.   And I was happy with the mods I made, the original has a bell sleeve that I eliminated.  Also left out some eyelet detailing on the back.

It should be an easy knit!  I’m not usually one for repeating things but this is just the perfect little sweater!  It was a natural match when I saw the yarn (Lace Lux from Lana Grossa).   So now, just keep knitting, which is never a problem for me!

Rhinebeck Round Up


I don’t even know where to start! Rhinebeck packed so much into two days…yarn, fall, a little bit of winter, friends old & new, sheep, llamas, goats and oh yeah…yarn!

First of all…don’t go on Saturday.  It was an absolute mob scene.  I enjoy fellow knitters normally.  That was not the case on Saturday.  The crowd was oppressive.  Waiting for the crowd to die down on Sunday  is the best advice nobody gave me.

The biggest crowd seemed to be those clamoring for Miss Babs limited edition Rhinebeck color way. I tried twice Saturday but gave up in defeat.  Sunday I braved the crowd and managed to get my hands on two skeins of DK weight Kaweah in the sacred color.


I like it well enough but I don’t have plans for it.  It may end up in my stash on Ravelry ‘For Sale or Trade’.

Here’s the rest of my new stash…


In the front are two skeins from Gale’s Art, if I can find a third in the stash I think they’ll become this fall’s MKAL from Stephen West!

The neon green skeins are from Wild Hare Fiber Co.  I couldn’t leave without some neon!  I think they’ll become the Jolly Roger shawl.  Sorry, normally I’d link it but posting from the phone is a pain.  It’s a crescent shape, stockinette body and lace border with a skull motif.  I’ve got Halloween on the brain!

The single grey skein is from Neighborhood Fiber Company.  I’ve got a gradient kit, I’m hoping this will stripe well with!  If not, you can never have too much grey in the stash.  It’s definitely my favorite neutral!

Aside from shopping, there was goat petting…


Knitwear admiring…

 
Leaf peeping…

Llama leaping… (Or not!)

And of course, more shopping…

  

 And now, it’s time to KNIT!!!