Pinot Noir

I traveled to the Rhinebeck Wool Festival in Duchess County New York for the first time this past October. It was amazing to see so many knitters, crocheters, and crafters in one place! The stalls of vendors went on and on, filled with colorful and exotic yarns. And the live demonstrations were amazing, getting to watch sheep hearding, yarn spinning, and sheep showing. The day was a whirlwind of running back and forth to the different demonstrations while trying to visit every stall possible.

Made some woolly friends at the Rhinebeck Wool and Sheep Festival

Even more fun, it was my Birthday weekend. As part of my gift, I was told to pick out a couple of yarns while at the festival. This added excitement, and I was on a mission to find some intersting yarns. I went around to all of the stalls, taking notes and collecting business cards of the yarns in the running. I ended up choosing a natural yarn with one end dipped in dye, making it an intersting pooling yarn. The second yarn caught my eye for its rich, shiny color. One feel of the merino/silk mix and My choice was made. It was a skein of Brook Farms Solo Yarn in a deep pinot noir color. It seemed only fitting to knit it into the Pinot Noir Cowl.

Halfway through the second repeat on the Pinot Noir Cowl.

I loved knitting the overlapping cables. They were enjoyable enough that I feel confident to try and trackle more cables in upcoming projects. I even added Norah Gaughan’s Knitter Cable Sourcebook to my Amazon cart late last night. I’m ready to get inspired!

Weaving in loose ends after blocking.

Looking forward to Rhinebeck Wool Festival in 2017. Until then, so many intriguing projects to get started on!




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