Rhinebeck was great. Re-entry was really hard last year — 6 hours of driving on Sunday after a long weekend, so I took today off too.
I didn’t buy a lot this year. I’m getting much better with my festival purchases. Pictured above are 2 of the 4 purchases I made:
- morehouse merino dragon scarves in red (for my sister-in-law) and green for my nephew. Matching scarves!
- Shelridge Farms soft touch wool/cotton in charcoal (on order) with tangerine accents (I’m thinking of piping along the zipper and armhole) for this vest from knitting classic style by
- laceweight from Sliver Moon Farms in denim blues for a pullover inspired by Lolly’s from last year.
My only regret of the weekend is that I missed at least 5 people that I was on the lookout for all weekend — Glenna, Kate, Katy and her mom, and Vicki. The festival just isn’t that big — how does that happen? And just like last year when we couldn’t stop running into Katy and her mom, I kept running into Ann (who finished her cabled sweater and it’s awesome!) and Elspeth (who finished her knitted dress and it’s awesome too!).
I’m sure you’re all curious about St. Brigid. Did I finish in time?
I sure did!
I finished the final grafting at about 2am Sunday morning, just in time to wear it around on Sunday. I wanted to give it a full wet block before its FO pics, so look for them this coming weekend (it’s drying now and it’s going to take a while). I will say this for now though — I’m so happy I finished it, I’m so happy to be able to wear it, and I’m so certain I won’t make something else big and cabley like that for a very long time.