I had a great time at Rhinebeck, which is now several weeks in the past! I went up there with my friend C, and it was a long weekend of good food, shopping, and yarn, of course.
This is what I picked up.
It was kind of more than I meant to buy, but I think it will all be very useful.
Starting with the green yarn at top left and spiraling clockwise we have:
- Brooks Farm Mas Acero to make another skirt. I'm not sure which one yet.
- Maple Creek Farm Laredo to make Larch
- Tess Mohair & Merino to make Levenwick, which is currently in progress.
- A skein of Foxhill Farm Cormo to finish up a cardigan in progress because I thought I was going to run out of yarn, but then I didn't end up needing it.
- Two skeins of Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool to make two hats, one of which is already knit up.
- The yellow and grey yarns are Miss Babs' Northumbria Fingering BFL to make Paulie.
- The pink is Socks that Rock Lightweight-- a birthday gift for my mom.
I also promised a jacket. I wore it at Rhinebeck and got several compliments.
The pattern is Uptown Coat from Favorite Things. It was a pretty simple pattern. I had been nervous about sewing a jacket, but this one is not difficult.
I made the pockets out of flannel instead of the jacket lining. It's nice to feel some warm flannel pockets on a cool afternoon.
The jacket is fully lined, which makes me feel quite proud. The pattern has the lining be cut about an inch shorter than the outside of the jacket, but I found that made it difficult for the lining to cover up the hem. I think next time I would cut it the same size and just hem it a little higher.
And I was pretty insistent that the buttons be turquoise. You can also see here that the topstitching thread is also turqouise. This is the project where I started to learn how to use the buttonhole foot on my sewing machine.
Overall, yay, I'm so pleased with this jacket.
I asked my long-suffering husband to take blog photos for a lot of the backlog of projects I've finished and not blogged. I figure that the end of Daylight Savings Time will make it even more difficult to get blog photos on a regular day. I've got lots more to show you coming up soon!