Rhinebeck- What I Wore

Soon after posting Rhinebeck pics last week I got a few comments from people wondering what handknits I wore to this knitterly event.  Some knits were totally new- some you have seen before...here's the recap.

This sweater you have obviously seen a few times in the past weeks.  It is an original design that I finished the week before Rhinebeck and plan on writing up as a pattern.

The red cowl around my neck was my new Aravis Cowl that I did up in Malabrigo Ravelry Red.  I wanted to bring out the red buttons of the cardigan. I actually picked the buttons for the cardigan before I even picked the yarn!

On my head I had my freshly blocked (actually went into the car wet) Selbu Modern.  Selbu Modern was the very first pattern I 'favorited' on Ravelry and I'm so glad I finally got a chance to make one.   The great news for you is that this is a free pattern by Kate Gagnon Osborn.  If you haven't tried colorwork here's your chance!


My mittens have made an appearance here before- back in January when I completed them.  The pattern is NHM #7 from Selbuvotter.  You can find more info on my 'Girly Mitts' on Ravelry here.

The head band in the picture was my car project on the drive out to New York.  Inspired by Anthropologie's Plaited Headwrap, it was a nice mindless knit to work on in a dark car.  I'll have more details of how I made it soon.

I think that just about sums it up, folks!  It was fun to attend a big knitting event where I felt comfortable (or required) wearing more than one handknit at a time.  What's your go-to knit?  Does something in your wardrobe get more use than other knits?

Rhinebeck 2010

This past weekend was the perfect weekend for my first ever Rhinebeck experience.  Not only were the trees in their peak, but the weather was also very cooperative- cool and crisp, just as an autumn day should be. Wonderfully ideal for layers of handknits :)

After a dark and rainy drive, we arrived in Rhinebeck late Friday night (technically Saturday morning), so we took our time in the AM and showed up at the New York Sheep and Wool festival at about 11.  Some of the first friendly faces I spotted were these familiar ones:

I ran into the ladies of Ravelry (Jess, Sarah, and Mary-Heather) and Melissa of Neoknits upon arrival and had a chance to catch up a bit.

The first Ravelry meet-up was at lunch time and I had a fun time seeking out people that I know 'online' (and now in real life!).

As far as the food went, I think my favorite thing was the fried pickles.  They were recommended to us by Casey and they did not disappoint!
* I know, I know... pregnant woman...pickles..I get it.  I haven't had many cravings, but I have to tell you the truth- looking at this picture is giving me a major hankering for another helping of the fried little morsels!  

Saturday afternoon Joe and I both took a class with designer Lily Chin.  This filled the day and left little time for shopping.

At the Ravelry Party, I finally got to meet Steven A in person:

*Ok...I actually met him at the Ravelry meetup, but we didn't snag a pic until the evening.

Sunday we had a little time for shopping, we even managed to visit some four legged friends (and some monkeys, too!):

Although it's hard to tell from the picture, the sheep here is kind of tiny (see poster).  Since we have been home, Joe has mentioned a few times how it would be cool to get a couple of these tiny sheep and let them roam around the yard.  He thinks its a great idea- I think they'd end up as coyote food.

Sunday evening we headed down to New Jersey to stay with some friends.  Monday was to be spent in the city and I had one tourist trap I had to see : Purl Soho!

Unfortunately for me, Purl does not open until noon- and we showed up too early.  At least I got to see the outside!

I did find a yarn shop near Central Park that I was able to stop in at. String Yarn  had the new Filatura di Crosa book I have been looking for-  I was more than happy to snag a copy.

 I know some of you have already asked what was worn on this knitterly weekend.  Some of the knits you have seen before, some were fresh FOs (loaded into the car wet from blocking!).  I will be sure to get some more pictures and give details soon!

Back From the 'Beck

We got in from our mini-vacation last night, it was a wonderful trip- such a great time of year for long car rides (and we've had our share over the past couple days).  Since we extended our trip a couple days, I'm feeling a little behind on the Rhinebeck-update post (I think I have seen five on other's knitting blogs at this point).  Today I will leave you with this and promise more of a recap for tomorrow:

Joe and I at the Ravelry party (bonus: an update of me in my 34th week of pregnancy glory! I know, it's been a while).

Rhinebeck Bingo 2010

The time has finally come, and I am so excited to be headed to Rhinebeck this weekend for the New York Sheep and Wool Festival.  

A couple weeks ago I noticed a fellow blogger mention Rhinebeck Bingo and I had to check it out.  I contacted Stitchy McYarnpants herself to get included on the list to be a square in bingo, so if you've come here because I ended up on your Bingo board- here's a look into what I'll be wearing on Saturday.

(That's right- it's my finished sweater...pattern coming soon eventually)

If that's not enough on the clues- here's another.  I'll be the crazy lady driving from Michigan when she's eight months pregnant (honestly, I feel like I should be a free space!).

Even if I didn't make your bingo board, I'd love for you to say hi.  If you will be attending Rhinebeck and haven't signed up for bingo, it's not too late- sign up closes tonight.