I don’t usually have themes for each month but it seems that will be happening again this month. Last month was all about knitting love and this month will be all about Rhinebeck!!!!!!!! I might be getting a little excited 🙂
Traditionally, if you are attending Rhinebeck you knit a Rhinebeck sweater. I don’t knit sweaters (although Joji Locatelli is really testing that theory with that latest collection of hers 🙂 ) so I figured I wouldn’t worry about it. It’s not like a have a lack of knitwear to bring with me. But then, I went to the Loopy Ewe in July and bought some fun yarn to knit the 3 Color Cashmere Shawl and then Becky from the Knit Actually podcast bought one of those same colors and knit an amazing sweater shrug and has decided we need to get a twinning picture while we’re at Rhinebeck. Did I mention that you end up with 501 stitches at the end of this? And, there’s a picot bind off? No, well, that’s what in store for me this week.
Ideally I’d like to finish by next Sunday so I have time to block it before it has to be packed. At last count, I’m at 15 rows left and 9 days (or 7 to my goal deadline, 9 to drop dead it has to be done deadline). The yarn is by Knerd String and I am totally in love with it. The depth and tonal qualities of the her colors has me falling in love with solids all over again. The pattern is actually a pretty fun knit and if I didn’t have a few other things I had been working on that also had deadlines I probably would be a bit further along.
Speaking of Rhinebeck, I’m going without a plan. Crazy? Dumb?? I’m not sure. I know that what I really want to do is just soak up being there and enjoying hanging with my people. Checking out everyone’s knitwear. Meeting “friends” from near and far. I’m sure I’ll buy some yarn but if I don’t get the freebies and I don’t get the show exclusives, I’m okay with that. If you have any tips or suggestions feel free to leave a comment!! And, if you’re going to be there let me know!!!