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.