Ready For Fall

Is everyone else ready for cooler temperatures?  I know I am.  I need sweater weather, fireplaces, and hot chocolate.  I can’t wait to put on the socks that I’ve made over the summer and wear all of the shawls.  I thought that I would have a sweater made by now, but it’s still on the needles.

I have been working a lot on my Random Act of Color by Debbie Reece and Amy Meeks.  I’m so close to being done.  I only have the last bit of striping and then I’ll be binding off.  I’m also working on another pair of socks while my daughter is at gymnastics.  One can never have too many socks!  I was originally making them for my daughter, but she told me she didn’t like the colors.  Who doesn’t like purple and pink?  She’s a turquoise girl, so I should have known.  I told her that we can dye yarn together just for her.

Rhinebeck is only a little over three weeks away.  I’m really trying to be practical this year.  I want to make a list of some projects that I want to knit and look for yarn for those projects.  My reasoning behind doing it this way is I want to be focused at Rhinebeck because I could spend all my money in the first five minutes of getting there.  Everything is so wonderful.  I also want to have a set of projects lined up for winter and know that I have all the supplies for them.  Hopefully temperatures are getting colder where you are!

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This is folded in half and it’s bunched up on a 40″ wire.  It’s going to be so big and cozy!

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This is some of the yarn that I’ve been dying to put in my shop and sell at the craft fair I’ll be vending at in November.  It’s difficult to see in this picture, but the yarn has stellina and it’s so sparkly!

 

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Finally Getting My Act Together

I’m so happy to be back posting on my blog.  This summer had so many unexpected twists and turns, but we are all back on track now.  The one thing that has kept me sane was knitting.  I’ve finished two pairs of socks, worked on my Featherweight Cardigan, and I’ve almost completed the Random Act of Color Shawl. There’s also been a bit of sewing.  We even took a vacation to Maine and I got to visit the Knitwit Yarn Shop.  I was so happy to get enough yarn for a sweater.  We also added a new kitten to our family!  He’s so adorable and such a good boy.  Everyone is now back at school and we are still trying to get back into a routine.

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I have actually finished these socks, but never took at picture.  I love the colors from Nomadic Yarns.  This is the McGonagall colorway.

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This yarn is also from Nomadic Yarns in the In Bloom colorway.

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I’ve only made a bit of progress on my Featherweight Cardigan.  I just have a few rows left before I put the sleeves on scrap yarn.  Hopefully it will move a bit faster once that’s done.

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This is my Random Act of Color shawl by Debbie Reece and Amy Meeks.  I’ve had these colors sitting together for such a long time and I know that I wanted to use them in a shawl.  This was the perfect pattern.img_1294

This was our view from the top of the mountain where we stayed in Denmark, Maine.  It was so lovely.  The house had a large deck on the second floor so sitting outside made you feel like you were in a tree house.

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We took a ride to North Conway, New Hampshire to go to Diana’s Bath for a day.  The weather was beautiful and it was the perfect day to get wet because it was so hot.

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While in Maine we drove to so many little towns and came across Norway, Maine.  When I saw the yarn shop, Fiber and Vine, I had to go in.  I bought these two skeins of yarn for some socks (such a pretty color) and I fell in love with these buttons.  The shop was beautiful and they sold wine.  How perfect!  They also made felting supplies.img_1310

Of course we had to go to Portland to visit Knitwit Yarn Shop.  I purchased a sweater’s quantity of yarn from Quince and Co. to make the Virgil sweater from Caitlin Hunter.  I can’t wait to cast on!img_1356

I couldn’t leave without getting this mug as well.img_1390-1

I’ve been sewing some things lately to put in my Etsy shop.  I love this print on the bag!  I even made some needle cozies with this same fabric.img_1382

The kids are back to school.  I’m not one to wish the kids back to school because I love them being home. I feel like they are so grown up. (9th & 7th grade)img_1373

We also added someone to our family.  My son has wanted a cat for a long time.  We found this beautiful boy at our local shelter and needed to bring him home.

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