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This upcoming weekend is the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. Some people make a Rhinebeck sweater – a crochet or knitted sweater they aim to finish and wear at Rhinebeck. I’ve never attempted this before.


Year 1 Rhinebeck yarn

The first time I went to Rhinebeck I did purchase a sweater’s worth of yarn. Actually, it was my friend who claimed it was a sweater’s worth, but she’s about 2 sizes smaller than I am. So in reality, it might only be enough to make me a vest. I love the yarn, but haven’t gotten around to actually making anything with it. The yarn is currently in my stash boxes in the basement.


Year 2 Rhinebeck Yarn

My second year at Rhinebeck I picked up some lovely lace weight yarn at a very reasonable price. I actually had a project in mind for this yarn, but I ended up going with a different yarn for the project instead. This yarn is also in my stash boxes in the basement.

This track record is making me a bit nervous about making yarn purchases when I go to Rhinebeck this year. I’m worried that my Rhinebeck yarn is cursed to never actually turn into anything. Will this fear be enough to prevent me from purchasing more yarn? Probably not. Especially given the lovely offerings that Cephalopod Yarns is likely to have on hand. I think I’m going to spend the next few days coming up with a plan for what to make with the yarn I actually purchase.