I’ve really only recently become aware of the New York Sheep and Wool Festival, affectionately referred to simply as “Rhinebeck” because that’s where it usually takes place. I would absolutely love to attend someday! Along with everything else this year, though, it has gone virtual — and I jumped at the chance to help celebrate remotely with a swag bag from Eat.Sleep.Knit.
Uh, oops – spoiler alert?! But the virtual version of Rhinebeck starts tomorrow, so I’m not sorry. 😉
All of the goodies in this swag bag are so wonderful. If the fall-colored llama postcards were offered in bundles outside of the Rhinebeck theme, I would buy a bunch and send them to all of my knitty friends! Whoever did the illustation: I LOVE it.
The MUG is also incredible. It is so big and so GOOD to hold! It’ll be a perfect hand-warming companion on chilly fall mornings, filled with a hot, delicious beverage… ah, perfect complement to this time of year!
The llama-covered pencil also brought to mind some fun nostalgia. Do you remember these kinds of pencils? If just one of the lead-replacement pieces went missing, the whole thing was wrecked… hopefully, as an adult, I’m more careful about where those lead pieces go (or don’t go, I suppose).
Of course I had to also get some yarn! I made a selection from Spun Right Round – the exclusive color they dyed for ESK’s virtual celebration as well as a sweater-quantity of a yarn I think will pair well.
Because maybe I should get started on my first official Rhinebeck sweater now… for next year? The inspiration to knit sweaters is everywhere right now!
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I was completely blown away when @ruby_tamago knit this sun-drenched #ZeldaCrop a few months ago using yarn I dyed. I don’t know what makes me smile more — the creative and B R I G H T color combination, or the delight she’s radiating! I love how the pointy orange spokes of the yoke look like a stylized sun illustration ? Yanhong / @ruby_tamago got the three colorways she used (Sulfur Springs Eternal, Clementine, and Aqua Chakra) last year during Rhinebeck weekend, so it’s only fitting to post it right now (the annual sheep festival was to start tomorrow). COVID of course cancelled in-person Rhinebeck, but I think the various Rhinebeck events are online! Tell me: have you made yourself a #RhinebeckSweater this year, despite not attending in person? I have a few *too* many unfinished sweaters on my needles, as usual ? ——— Another thing: This is the #ZeldaCrop pattern is designed by Olga of @handmadecloset, who is currently having a pattern sale to raise money for her treatment due to Chernobyl complications. Please check out Olga’s patterns in her profile if you are inspired to knit!
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Just me and the #tessellationtee hanging with @ladyhuns I modified the bottom into a ribbed crop hem to wear with my high waisted jeans Pattern by @by.stephanie.erin Yarn by @cgcgyarns Necklace by @imyourpresent ? by ? @mr_mixie2u #crochet #crocheting #crochetgirl #crochetersofinstagram #colorfullife #fiberarts #yarn #yarnie #yarnities #thingsimake #handmade #maker #yarnivore #yarnfloozy #makersgonnamake #diy #nahimmacrochet #rhinebecksweater2020. #rhinebecksweater