Well, okay, technically I’m taking a plane, but still! Today I’m off to Boston for a week of fun and shopping before Rhinebeck next weekend. And guess what?


Yeah, I started another Rhinebeck sweater. This Rhinebeck thing is a great motivator!

Last March or so I knit a top-down, circular yoked sweatercoat out of double stranded Cascade 220. I’ve been wearing it all the time, but it has 3/4 sleeves – it’s actually been a bit chilly here, so I decided it was high time for something with full length sleeves. And for once, the chunkiness of the yarn was actually appealing.

striping at the bottom

I used Debbie Bliss donegal chunky tweed – not the softest ever (not as soft as the Cascade) but not bad. I only had 8 skeins of the dark brown, plus 2 blue, so I incorporated the blue into the bottom of the sleeves and body. I finished the second sleeve last night under the wire, so now I just have to sew on the buttons! I washed and blocked everything but that second sleeve at my parents’ house on Thursday, since I could use their washing machine to spin it out. Sigh, I miss on-demand laundry.

I hear Boston’s a bit warmer than here, so maybe I’ll get away with just the sweater for most days there. I know Rhinebeck is pretty chilly in the evenings, so a coat might be necessary too.

Oh, and I’m doing a book signing at Rhinebeck! On Sunday in the author’s tent, from 1-3pm (I think?). I’ll have all the sample socks from the book and I’ll just be hanging out, so come by and see me!

Gotta go. The plane awaits!

8 Responses to “on the road again”

  1. Lorette

    Oh dear. I’m not a chunky yarn fan, but that chocolate tweed is to die for. And it’s about time I knit a top down sweater. That’s a very clever way to use up two different colors of yarn.
    On-demand laundry is even better than on-demand television. ;-)

  2. Mary B

    Hi Laura! I thought you had plans to publish a pattern for the coat you mention. It looks like something I’d like to knit – so when for the pattern? Thanks ! :)

  3. Shelly

    I’ve been thinking of how to use two colors of DB Chunky Tweed in a sweater and you came up with the perfect solution! Please publish the pattern and let us see the finished product. Lovely!


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