Sunday, October 16, 2011


 My friend PB and I spent Saturday at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY.
 We made a beeline for the gyros stand, then walked to meet my friend Ann of The Adventures of Traveling Ann.  She blogged about Rhinebeck here.
I am not going to lie.  Most of my time at Rhinebeck was spent eating the amazing food that can be found there, ogling all the gorgeous things for sale in the booths, and stalking amazing knitted items worn by those attending.  I came home with only a set of sock dpns on Saturday.  

On Sunday, I arrived much too late to do any serious shopping, but my friend Emily and I milled around as everyone broke down their booths.  We wandered into the Socks that Rock booth, where I attempted to buy a skein of yarn, only to have the woman behind the counter say, "Eh, it's too much trouble.  Just stick it in your bag."  I was incredulous, but she insisted that she liked to give a little away on the last day.  I am still amazed at her generosity.
Part of the beauty of Rhinebeck was the knitting inspirations walking around everywhere.  This orange cloche has been tormenting me.  I can't find it on Ravelry.  If anyone knows where to find the pattern, let me know!  Good news--we found it:  It's the Side Slip Cloche from Boutique Knits by Lauren Irwin.
 This gorgeous sweater took my breath away.  The woman wearing it told me it was a mash-up of the Autumn Rose Pullover by Eunny Jang and Alice Starmore's colorwork.  You can find her project notes here.
This juicy color combo has stayed with me as well.  No luck finding the pattern!
 When I saw this Swedish Heart-Warmer Shawl from Handknit Holidays, I immediately thought of Muiche, because it has been a project she intends to tackle one day.
This amazing woman knit the wrong side rows backwards in two-handed fair isle.  She even posted a video of herself knitting left-handed, in case you're in the mood to have your mind blown.


Marfa said...

That sweater variation of Autumn Rose is absolutely it orange and blue? And what a kind woman at the "Socks that Rock" Blue Moon her company? Yum...that artichoke French (whatever it is) sounds scrumptious!!!

muiche said...

This is NOT it, but it is similar!
You should post the picture on a ravelry forum and see what you get. I'm curious too!