Shopping List: Rhinebeck 2011

I haven’t been knitting everyday for the past two weeks or so — with visitors then the flu, I was hard-pressed to even look at my needles.  But with Rhinebeck coming up, I’m ready to get back into the knitterly swing of things.  😀

Before I learned to knit, this event meant nothing to me but this year, I’m super excited to go. Rhinebeck is the NY state version of the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  Touted as a family friendly event, there’s enough activities and attractions there for the non yarnophite to enjoy.

Howeverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr … my friend Sudana and I are going for the YARN!!!!! And there’ll be oodles of it.  After all, it is a sheep and wool festival. 😛  I’m committed though not to go over-board.  I have a lot of yarn already and with my current life plans/goals, I need to get myself seriously on a yarn diet and make goodies from my stash only. 

When I learned to knit last year, I bought and was gifted alot of acrylic yarn.  For the most part, almost all of the acrylic I have can work for particular projects, but I can’t deny that I’m definitely moving towards using yarn with better content as my pattern choices and knitting skills evolve.  To that end, I’ve already selected the patterns that I’ll be purchasing yarn for.

Tun, tah, dah, dun, dun, duuunnnnn ….

  • The Saroyan — I’m looking for 400 yds of a blue/aqua/green worsted. 
  • The Simple But Not Boring Shawl — 500 yds of worsted yarn.  I’m not sure what colour I’m looking for yet.  Maybe yarn in shades of purple.   I’m so fickle 🙄  By today, I’ve decided to go with the Multnomah shawl instead.  😛  For that, I’ll need 420 yds of fingering yarn. 
  • The Citron  — yes … I’m crazy … another shawl … well it’s really a shawlette … yikes!!!!   For this, I’ll need 470 yds of lace yarn.  I’m inspired by this colour palette.
  • And last but not least, “The Drop Stitch” scarf.  I’m looking for 300 yds of worsted yarn with a colour palette similar to the original scarf design.  This scarf is also one of the projects on my YOP list.

So there you have it.  We’re arriving early and leaving around 5 pm so I’m going to take my time and look for exactly what’s on the list above.  NOTHING ELSE!!!!! 😛 No matter how much all that yarn at the fair calls my name and beg me to bring them home.  😛 

I’ll definitely take lots of pictures.  The weather’s supposed to be great so it’s going to be beautiful upstate with the fall foliage.  If you’re going to be there, have a blast, I know I’m going to.  😀

7 thoughts on “Shopping List: Rhinebeck 2011

  1. Nicky October 16, 2011 / 11:52 am

    Awww lady. Sorry you’re unable to go. That thing was amazing. After awhile everything became blobs of yarn … there was just sooooooooooooooo much of it!!!!! I’m going to post details of the trip later.

    Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Kathleen October 14, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Jealous! My mom is heading up to Rhinebeck tomorrow, but I’m sadly unable to go along. I hope you have a wonderful time, and find all the perfect yarn! (And yay for the Saroyan shawl—I just made the crocheted version, and I love it. I hope the knit one is just as amazing.)

  3. sillylittlelady October 12, 2011 / 10:48 pm

    How exciting! I hope someday I can make it to Rhinebeck, it’s on my Bucket List

    • Nicky October 13, 2011 / 3:25 pm

      And I want to do Maryland Sheep and Wool. Maybe one day we’ll meet in the middle of all that yarn. 😀

  4. Lauren October 12, 2011 / 9:30 pm

    I’m jealous! Have fun and I hope you find everything you want.

    • Nicky October 13, 2011 / 3:23 pm

      Awww. I wish you could come too; it would have been great to meet up. But maybe next year 🙂

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