Once upon an October, Julia and Irene went to Rhinebeck for the New York Sheep and Wool Festival to hand out buttons and maybe see a Twist sweater or two in the wild. Neither of us were prepared to see quite as many as we did, so it was thrilling day for us. Here are a few.
RavelryJess and RavelrySarah in original Twist sweaters Vaila and Vivian. Now these I did expect to spot because Jess had graciously agreed to sport Vaila for us because she hadn't managed to finish her own Rhinebeck sweater in time for the weekend. I brought Ysolda's original Vivian along to return it to her, and the chilly forecast inspired Texan in Sarah to add another layer. I have a much better picture of Sarah in the next post. She's much cuter than this, I assure you.
Somebunnylove Kim's Vivian, knit as a duster, closed with a shawl pin.
A much talked about Sylvi by SeaandMe Kate. Everywhere I went in my own gray one, people asked if I had seen this one too. It wasn't until we stood in line for about an hour for Artichokes French that I finally saw her.
Yet another great Vivian by Habsgirl Sarah. I was beginning to think perhaps Vivian was the Rhinebeck sweater this year, each of them unique and lovely on their knitters. I had little idea it was so adaptable, with zippers, buttons, hood or collars. I did a little dance for Ysolda.
And Spindlbratt (aka Twist contributor Margaret Atkinson) in Jaali. Margret was intent on her lunch, so the photo was not as flattering perhaps as I would have liked, but she let me take one anyway. On Sunday, she was wearing a beautiful Audrey that she knit in indigo colored Cotton Comfort that look like velvet, but I didn't get a photo (sorry). Thanks so much, Margaret!
More Rhinebeck to come. Stay tuned.