How Was Rhinebeck, Everybody?

Rhinebeck--I didn't go this year. Can you believe that this past weekend was the first one in--I don't know--six or seven weeks when I had no plans? Granted, a lot of these plans were for fun, vacations, a wedding, and family visits, but I also had a business trip thrown in there (in Chicago--not at all a bad place to stay a couple of days) that took me out of town for the better part of a week. I needed a weekend off!

All that threw my knitting into quite a tizzy. I know what you're thinking "Yeah--and your blog is totally lame these days." I can't deny it. But let's not dwell on the past (too much), let's get right to the latest FO:

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Ta, freakin' Da, it's my finished Golden Vintage Cardi (Ravelry link here)! Despite this knit taking me six months, (Due completely to my own inability to focus for more than an hour on anything these days. Is adult-onset ADD a real thing. I should look that up...) Oh, right, the cardi. Despite this knit taking me six months to complete, I loved--seriously loved--this pattern. I would recommend it to anyone. And the yarn (Classic Elite Provence, if your curious) was delicious. I can't wait to use it again.

Something interesting to note. Do you know how "they" are always telling you: "Do not knit from yarn that's been knit up before, unless you wash it and weight it, and blah, blah, blah it"? I always ignore this advice. But can you see the top of the sweater in the photo? I reused yarn to reknit the shoulders and neckline. Can you see the difference in texture between that portion of the sweater and the lower body? I certainly can. This piece needs a good soaking--I hope that the texture will even itself out.

The slow pace of my recent knitting projects does not bode well for a plan to knit the Kate-ster a sweater for Christmas. Christmas 2015, maybe. '09, not so much.


con - freaking - gratulations!!

Have been waiting to see this puppy since I saw her in person in Aug (well, almost person, right?)

Hope the soaking works out and you get lots of wear out of it - and hope all is well in NY otherwise off the blog. xo Thea

I didn't go either. I've never been. But we are already looking into lodging for next year.

Good luck with the soaking. And that Classic Elite Provence is lovely stuff.

Yeah, it's finished!

It doesn't matter how long it takes as long as it gets done and you enjoyed it.

I got to Rhinebeck for the first time this year, and I'm still in a bit of crowd-related shock.

The sweater looks great!

I didn't go but bought yarn on Saturday to console myself. Got to do what I can for the economy. Groceries? Who needs groceries?

The sweater looks great!

Maybe a wee pair of mitts for Miss Kate?

Hey, great job on Thea's cardigan! And I'm totally with ya on the weekend off thing - I didn't make it to Rhinebeck either. (Check out my post to see what I did instead...)

Glad you are back! Love the cardigan! Little Miss Katie should get a sweater for Christmas. Those short swingy coat types with one big button at the top would take no time on big needles and either worsted or chunky yarn! Make sure to post pictures!

Glad your back. The sweater look great. Maybe a cape for Kate. Dotti

It is freaking awesome! I love this!

A gorgeous sweater! A good soak should help with the texture difference. I went to Rhinebeck. It was cold cold cold but lots of fun. Still have to do a Rhinebeck post. Soon I hope.

Hey, Colleen, it takes as long as it takes. Frankly, it's better to put the time in to make the sweater well than to make it swiftly.

In this case, the results speak volumes. It's lovely!


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