Sunday, October 7, 2007

head in the clouds

Since finally receiving my ravelry invitation last week, I've been luxuriating in the comfort and the indulgent quality of this new little universe which I am now visiting on a twice or thrice daily basis. I get a wonderful, daydreamy feeling as I sift through the projects, patterns, yarns and blogs. Then there's the guilty pleasure of categorizing all my knit stuff---works in progress, stuff I want to make, all (or most) of my needles, which books I have, which ones I want---the list goes on. It's lovely! Highly recommended.

My travels on Ravelry led me to the exciting discovery the upcoming Rhinebeck festival. Rhinebeck is a town near the Catskills in New York state, where they hold a yearly fair featuring sheep, wool, fibre arts, etc etc. It's coming up fast on October 20th. The website gives lots of great information, and I found myself immediately mapquesting the location to see if it is weekend do-able from Brockville. Mapquest quoted just over 5 hours, and after a brief discussion with my husband we have decided it's a go! So we look forward to a little autumn getaway in a couple of weeks. Hopefully our plucky Canadian dollar remains strong, and I come back with heaps of great deals on wool.

Great success in the finishing department: the silk sweater is all done but for the blocking. I'm looking forward to seeing it on the recipient, but I'm a little concerned it might be a tad short through the body. Fingers crossed.

Also working on a scarf for my sister-in-law (another of the my so-called scarves), and the baby bamboo sweater for little baby-in-waiting. (He/she is still only imaginary at this point.) Fingers crossed again.

Did another little ponytail hat. Great little project to whip off in a night or so.

So now I'm looking forward with great anticipation to Rhinebeck! I plan to bring cash and camera, and look forward to posting my results afterwards.