Thursday, September 24, 2009


I'm not convinced. It's been quite warm here, over 70 during the day, and not cooling off enough at night. Now don't get me wrong. I love summer. I think fall is my favorite season though. I love the cool nights, hauling out the jeans and cozy sweaters, the beautiful changing colors, putting that dreaded bathing suit away. Not quite yet I guess, it's still looking quite summery here.

The yard is so beautiful yet. I know it won't be long (the weather is hinting at much cooler temps next week) and everything will start dying off, so I am enjoying it while I can. There are just a few hints here and there that the cooler weather is on the way. I'm enjoying watching those emerge too.

Finally I have a picture of the start of my new sweater. Maybe I will be close to finishing by the time I can bear to wear it.

I still have a long way to go, but I have to finish a few other things before I can fully concentrate on it. I love the colors and I'm praying it fits. It's so hard to try it on and get a true idea of how it will look on me. At least it works up quickly, so if I have to rip (heaven forbid!), it shouldn't take long to redo.
My knitting time was recently dominated by this:

I recently designed a sock exclusively for the Woolgirl Sock Club. The theme was ladybugs, hence the Fly Away Home Socks were born. These were really fun to knit and design. There is a gorgeous pair here on Ravelry. Woolgirl included some extra contrasting heel and toe yarn, and they look absolutely darling made that way! If you haven't checked out Woolgirl, it's a great place to get your yarnie fixes!
Coming soon, 2 new patterns!


Opal said...

i love those socks! they're just beautiful. :)

Hattie said...

Ooh love the sweater, and the socks are super cute too! But that sweater, seriously, gorgeous.

Catherine Kerth said...

love the retro sweater!

Kim said...

Your flowers are beautiful! The great thing about this cardi is that you can try it on once you get to the armholes and see how the fit is - after that, you are just adding the right amount of length. It will be gorgeous on you!

By the way, I get to keep my swimsuit out all year long ; )

trek said...

Very cool sweater and great colors.

Rebecca said...

Enjoy your delay in cold weather! Winter has settled in where I live so I enjoy seeing photos like yours still being posted.

Lovely socks! Lovely sweater!