Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival~ Day 2

Before we went back to the festival, Nancy showed me her recently completed Rivendell Socks

by Janel Laidman from her book, The Eclectic Sole: Socks for Adventurous Knitters. They look really great. The yarn is from Plymouth and called Happy Feet.

Nancy, in her own inimitable fashion, finished knitting the neckline for this sweater in the hotel room and then wove (weaved?) in the ends in the car ride. That’s my girl! The pattern, Cable Lace Cardigan by Svetlana Avrakh, was featured in Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2004. She’s wearing one of her own shawl pin designs as a closure.

I had a great time in Ellyn Cooper’s Yarn Sonnet’s booth. She has terrific colorways and textures. I totally lost track of time here. Nancy patiently waited me out. She’s ready for variegated yarn, just not this bright. I found 3 skeins of the same colorway and one that played nicely with the rest. I’m thinking a shawl/scarf with them.

I found the best assortments of bag straps/handles at the Homestead Heirlooms booth
Awesome selection of colors, lengths, hardware, etc. I bought a handle for the Noni Adventure bag I knit last year. The bag took little time to knit, I just procrastinated big time over lining it and putting in a zipper. Then of course, the straps had me stopped short until finding this brown strap.
I did end up buying 2 oz balls of roving for needle felting. I found the roving a pattern for a needle felted clutch (from Interweave Felt) at the Timbre Ridge Farm booth
Purple fleece, couldn’t resist. It looks like cheese doodles though.

A final picture with our yarn and we were homeward bound.
The drive home was filled with more beautiful foliage. Photo courtesy of stop and go traffic on the way home.