Mission Possible: Rhinebeck 2012

It’s hard to believe …. it’s time for NYS Wool & Sheep Festival 2012!  I’m not exactly sure what happened to the year why this event has rolled around so quickly … but hey … I’m not complaining.

This Saturday, I’ll be making the trip from Brick City Brooklyn, to beautiful upstate Rhinebeck.  Since I have to get up before dawn then leave at the crack of dawn, might as well make the trip worthwhile eh!  😀  I want to utilise my time wisely since there’s so much to see and do.  So many goodies to side-track a woman on a mission.

This year, my needs are less.   Last year I was a newbie and wanted “errythang”!  This year … errr … no!   I want to venture into scary lace aka shawlette making and I’m going big!  I want decadent, luxurious, beautiful fibre to make the patterns I’ve been lusting at.  If I’m going to commit to scary lace, daggonnit … I’m gonna wear the finished piece.   Other than that, I’m hoping to catch up with crochet maven extraordinaire Edie Eckman to purchase and have her sign a copy of her latest crochet book.  Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd, I’m hoping to pick up a niddy noddy or two (small & large).  Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd since I’m also venturing into the very addictive world of spinning, I want to pick up some fibre too.   I heard “Into The Whirled” might be a booth I want to take a peek in. 

I’ve made my list, checked it twice, knowing with those fibre hungry crowds I can be naughty or nice, Dnali is going to Rhinebeck!   Okay, so the last line didn’t rhyme,  Santa’s didn’t either, so don’t shoot me 😛

The yarn recon mission that I’m going on will be for these patterns:

 

Mardi Gris: pattern & image source

 

Honey Cowl: pattern & image source

 

The Age of Brass & Steam: pattern & image source

 

Cedar Leaf Shawlette: pattern & image source

 

Garden View Shawlette: pattern & image source

I think that’s it for this mission!  My goal is to stay focus and accomplish what I need to! I’ll be back for de-briefing on Sunday (all being well)!  If you’re going to be there, have a blast and say hi if you see me!  If not, send me some money stretching mojo!  😀