Thanks for all the comments! I'm glad to see that you guys are still out there, and that there's some interest in continuing the blog conversations. Now, I just have to keep up my end of the bargain, yes?
But that's easy, as Rhinebeck is just a month away, and I'm planning.
Our little house is rented again, and one sweater is all done.
It's green and cabled and cozy. (in Plucky Knitter's Scholar) I've named it Chartreuse (fully knowing that yes, Chartreuse is a totally different acid green). But I like the name and I am having fun with what's in the bottle and it does look good with the sweater, so hey. I think it works. Plus, deciding so is a perk of being my own boss.
However, Rhinebeck is a three day affair for me, so more than one sweater is required.
This one will be named Ommegang, as it's more traditional and cabled and I was totally inspired to make a classic sweater with this name after visiting the brewery this summer. All that remains is for me to decide what goes best with the main cable here. The design is all sketched and ready - and I even know what stitch counts I'm hoping for, but I need to fill in some holes before I can actually work the body.
The yarn is Bare Naked Wool Stone Soup DK, which is also perfect since Knitspot is doing their After Rhinebeck Party. So, my plan is to be there, in my sweater, on Sunday afternoon. Here's hoping, right?
So, secret knitting will resume in a moment, with the hopes of finishing before Monday.
There is a big Colman family Bar Mitzvah this weekend (Craig's family is from LA, so they do these things for the entire weekend, wedding-style). But family visits with his side mean long periods of sitting, so I can knit! Knitting also means I don't have to talk sometimes.