I missed out on going to Rhinebeck again this year. It was a good decision on my part, but I hated making it. I was determined to finish my Margot before Stitches so I could make it to that at least. I finished up my second sleeve and sewed in all of my ends Friday afternoon. We drove up to Stitches Saturday morning and spent the day. It was wonderful. I got a lot of great yarn and saw so many awesome things.
I wore my new Margot to Stitches and felt SO PROUD for having finally finished a sweater for myself. And I love it! I saw so many wonderful sweaters and I felt so inspired. I bought a lot of yarn! Four skeins of sock yarn (Cherry Tree Hill, Socks That Rock, Creatively Dyed, and Madeline Tosh) and enough for two sweaters (Dream in Color Classy and Valley Yarns Superwash DK). I was so satisfied at the end of the day and so happy.
I can’t wait to cast on something new with all of this great yarn, but I’ve elected to start work on some Christmas presents first! I got the yarn for them along with the yarn for my Margot, so it’s new and fun, too! I started work on a pair of Bella’s Mittens for my sister Clarissa. I’m already working on the hand of the first mitten, so it’s a quick and fun knit.
This progress photo is from yesterday, so not quite up to date, but it shows the lovely cables. I’m feeling very inspired and excited about my knitting. It feels good!