After the friends and the shopping, truly the next best thing about going to Rhinebeck is seeing all the wonderful hand knits that people are wearing. Now granted, they aren’t all beautiful – enough with the February Lady Sweater, people! And there is the occasional thing that’s so ugly it’s hard to believe anyone would knit it much less wear it (like the poncho/shawl thing with stripes and pom poms that made Laurie, Manise and I drop our jaws in horror) but a lot of what I saw was really beautiful and I came home all inspired to knit new things.
Like Monica’s Herbivore.
And her Wandering the Moors shawl.
There was also JessaLu’s Aestlight Shawl.
And Laurie’s Onerva.
Those small throw-around-your-neck sort of shawls are fun to knit and great to wear and now I’ve got some new ones in my queue.
First up, though, is this:
The Stupidly Easy Triangular Scarf knit with one luxurious skein of Silk Maiden from my stash.
I love it already.