Friday, September 25, 2009

In 3 Weeks Rhinebeck

Wow. Is it really only 3 weeks 'til the best fiber festival ever???? Ok, so I am a little bias since I have only ever been to Rhinebeck. I'm sure I am not the only one out there knitting away on the garments that will adorn our bods as we hop around the festival grounds. I actually finished one item I'll be wearing. It's my Springtime Bandit! The stats....

Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR Lighweight (Gingerbread Dudette)
Needles: Knit Picks Circs Size 6
Started: Sept. 18, 2209
Finished: Sept. 23, 2009
Mods: Completed 5 Body Chart Repeats instead of 4. Russian Bind-off (Knit 2 together, Move stitch back to left hand needle, Knit 2 together)

I absolutely love this pattern! Once I got past the crochet chain, pick up stitches, turn sideways & pickup stitches in garter, pick up 2 stitches from chain and remove waste yarn, everything was super duper easy! This is the first time I have used STR for something other than socks. This is going to feel so nice and soft around my neck. I'm hoping to score another one of these in this colorway so I can make a matching hat. Ya'll will have to wait for model pics from Rhinebeck.

Things are still progressing with Ursa. I started knitting the button bands and am seaming them to the sweater front as I knit. MB gave me this little tip so as to help in gauging the correct length of the band. Since I am one to dislike seamimg this is perfect. I knit a little, seam a little and knit a little more. Makes seaming more bearable.

I'm hoping to have the bands done by the end of this weekend. Then I'll just need to seam and attach the sleeves. Seam the sides. Then go shopping for the perfect buttons!


  1. You are going to be so resplendent in your knitted finery, Springtime Bandit is gorgeous. Only 3 weeks to go, woo hoo!

  2. Pretty shawl! You are certainly going to be ready for Rhinebeck!

  3. Fab-U-lous! Springtime Bandit looks great in that yarn. Glad the button bands are going well & that a tip made finishing them just a bit more bearable.

  4. You've turned into the Shawl Queen lately! :) Very nice work here!

  5. Remember when you said that you will finish your bandit before I finished my sleeves.... I guess you were right. LOL! It looks awesome. 3 more weeks... is that it? I can't wait!