Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Importance of Being Rhinebeck

Rhinebeck.

Once more I say...Rhinebeck.

Rhinebeck.

To SO many folks in the NorthEast Rhinebeck is MUCH more than a place where famous political families have weddings. It's more than a quaint town in the mountains. It's the weekend of all Fall weekends - it's THE SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL!!!

And it's TWO short months away. Actually, 10 weeks...but who's counting? EVERYONE in the knitting/fiber community...that's who!!!

What will we wear? Something old? Something new? What's in our stash? What's on our wish list to buy!? Who will we see? What will we eat? The list goes on and on.

This year, I'm determined, time permitting, to knit the piece de resistance of my collection. But there are SO many options out there - as well as designs that are lingering in my mind! I'm reminded of wearing my Owls sweater with Yarny Old Kim last year. I recall Emily's beautiful brown cabled sweater. And running into Elspeth and Ann with their plethura of knitwear.

And then I came across this photo, taken at last year's festival...How gorgeous!

I scoured Ravelry...not to make it...but to learn more about. I spent countless hours searching endless options...Noro, Sweater, Cardigan. Rhinebeck, Cables. Nada! Who makes such a beautiful sweater and doesn't post it all over Ravelry? Goodness.

Regardless, I'm trying to figure out what I'll make, and when I'll have time to knit it. Decisions, decisions!

For a bonus entry in my mini-contest, tell me what you're wearing to Rhinebeck (or what you would wear, in case you're not going).

Happy decision making!



6 comments:

Amy said...

I *cannot wait* for this year. I have three sweater ideas in my head. We'll see which ones pan out? But a scoop neck pullover in some Quince and Co. Chickadee, a V-neck pullover in Berroco Ultra Alpaca, and a cardigan in Quince and Co. Osprey.

(That's a lot of knitting!)

nicolaknits said...

Beautiful coat. If I was going to Rhinebeck, I would definitely want to have a knitted coat which would stand out from the crowd. Maybe you will see that coat again and be able to pounce on its maker!

Yvonne said...

I'm already planning my trip. Also, this year I'm getting the pot pie, dammit.

LillyZoo said...

This post made me go EEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKK! I am squeelllllinnnng!

whitknits said...

I am SO excited to go to Rhinebeck again this year! I'm hoping to knit a sort of "cousin" to the maple-leaf cardigan I wore last year, if I can find the time to knit one. Otherwise, I might just copy-cat myself and wear my maple-leaf sweater again :)

craftivore said...

Sooo looking forward to Rhinebeck again. Time for some aztec hot chocolate! I'll be wearing my The Owl and the Pussycat dress.