The New York Sheep and Wool Festival will occur in Rhinebeck, New York on October 19th and 20th this year. Julie, Theresa, and Jenny are eagerly anticipating their trip there.This festival is well known in the Ravelry world and much thought, love, and planning is put into what visitors will be wearing when they attend. Fiber enthusiasts are the perfect group to really appreciate a beautiful hand knit. Half of the fun of attending this event is the people and sweater watching that occurs.The unpredictable New England weather ensures that layers are essential and various knitted garments can be modeled as the temperatures swing from brisk morning coolness to balmy afternoon warmth.In fact, Ysolda published a book (The Rhinebeck Sweater) about the festival with a collection of 12 patterns from various well known designers that talks in greater detail about the phenomenon.Instead of a sweater, Theresa has elected to bring a stunning assortment of shawls with her this year. Her needles have been flying over the past several weeks to ensure that everything is blocked and ready to go next month. Here you can see Amelia in Theresa's Groovy. This asymetrical shawl is knit sideways in stockinette and reverse stockinette stitches. You start at one end and continue knitting until you run out of yarn or sooner if you reach the desired size. This pattern can easily accommodate sizing and gauge adjustments to ensure a custom fit that is just what you want.Theresa created this beauty with three skeins of Madelinetosh Merino DK yarn and size US6 needles for a lush irresistible texture. Still on her needles is Ashburn designed by Melanie Berg. "Garter and slipped stitch patterns create a subtle medley of textures, and an endless combination of color choices lets you be as demure or as bold as you like." We love Theresa's color choice. She used 6 skeins (in three colors) of Shibui Staccato on a size US 6 needle.She is also still hard at work on this beauty. This is the Love and Lemons Shawl which is also designed by Melanie Berg. This shawl features a delicate play of texture with rows of eyelets and a playfully pointed picot trim. Theresa cast on with our new Titus fingering yarn. This wool and alpaca blend will lend her finished shawl delicious softness and enviable drape.We know that Theresa is going to gather her fair share of admiring comments as she strolls the fairgrounds in October. We can't wait to share photos of her modeling all her hard work when we return from Rhinebeck.