I've been bumping into all sorts of online discussion about Rhinebeck sweaters - everything from patterns to yarn to colors. There's a Ravelry thread on the topic, and last time I checked, even the weather forecast this year is favorable for wearing a sweater at Rhinebeck.
I do a lot of planning for Rhinebeck, but the sweater is one area where I drop the ball. I go through this every year, and it starts a couple weeks before Rhinebeck. I see all the chatter about Rhinebeck sweaters. Then I regret not having a sweater in progress and vow to do better next year. Finally, in an effort to make-do, I substitute something else for a sweater.
Last year I made a pair of Rhinebeck mittens.
One of my favorite pairs. I love the way they fit.
This year I'm going with Rhinebeck socks.
These socks are keeping me sane. It's crunch time, but I take little breaks here and there to knit a few rounds.
And I've come up with a new strategy for my Rhinebeck sweater. If I plan to have a sweater next year, I should probably start knitting it now.