Knock on wood
You might think that Rhinebeck was all about the wood! I wouldn't want to disappoint, so here's mine -- petrified, with haiku and four play.
Socks That Rock from The Fold, 100% superwash merino, two hanks, the color “Petrified Wood." Taking a cue from Cara, I bought this with a shawl in mind, but it might very well turn into plain, old (but very nice) socks.
Next up is one hank of Alchemy's Haiku from Amazing Threads (not sure which one to link to), 40% silk, 60% mohair, in the color “Olive Branch." It came with a free pattern for one very big scarf or two regular; I think I'll make two "regular" as Christmas gifts.
The last of my fiber purchases is one hank of Brooks Farm's, Four Play, 50% wool/50% silk, in orange and red and pink and even some gold. I have in mind a simple, bright shawl -- something to make the days of January and February a little less dreary. This kind of reminds me of my Kool-aid dyed yarn.
I wore my Simply Garter Shapely Shawlette (I have to post a better picture!) on Saturday and it drew many a compliment. I'll tell you, folks, there could hardly be a more simple or better written pattern -- combine it with terrific yarn, and it's a winner. I have loved that shawl from the moment it was finished, and was honestly (and very pleasantly) surprised at how many others seem to like it, too. Anyway, with the Four Play, I'll either do Simply Garter again or a variation (some YOs, a few k2togs).
Sunday dawned colder and breezier. Other than my gray cotton, garter stitch, Target clearance sweater, St. Brigid -- taking up a great deal of space in my suitcase -- was the only sweater I'd packed. I'd wanted to bring another, but there just wasn't room, and so was happy that the sacrifice wasn't for naught. It was fun to wear it amongst such a knowing and appreciative crowd.