Rhinebeck preparation!

One of the things I’ve been doing since I stopped working is more walking outside. Once I’ve walked the kids to school, there I am, outside, dressed, and ready to go. The new house is in a neighbourhood, but on the edges of the neighbourhood there are forests with paths. I’ve been exploring different paths bit by bit, building up my fitness level again. I’ve been trying to think of it as Rhinebeck training. Last year at Rhinebeck my back was a mess and I want a different experience this year!

Walking in the woods has shown me how much I’ve missed being outside in nature. Plus fall is my favourite season. Here’s a couple of things that I picked up on a walk this week:

And now I present the crazy project I’ve been working on for the last few weeks: an intarsia version of my Poppy Field Shawl. I made this in Tosh Merino Light from The Loopy Ewe. This stuff is gorgeous – it looks like velvet.

I was aiming to do 3 rows of flowers, but I decided that I’d rather have it finished than hanging over me as a UFO for the next few months.

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3 Responses to Rhinebeck preparation!

  1. mary lou says:

    WOW! What courage. I hate doing instarsia. Have fun at Rhinebeck, and no back problems.

    • natalie says:

      I think doing intarsia is kind of like having a baby – you wouldn’t want to do it all the time but after a while you think you might like to do it again because you’ve forgotten the pain you went through last time. I like the look but I hate the many many ends.

      Thanks! I’m feeling good & I’ve got muscle relaxants just in case ;)

  2. Cookie says:

    I love it! You did such a wonderful, our Natalie. Congratulations!