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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Knock knock, is that you Autumn?

I love the fall!! I've been working on the west side of Michigan the last week and a half, and man, the leaves are starting to turn. It is gorgeous, and the weather has been fantastic. I've got a cold at the minute, so I'm sleeping as much as possible.

I've been making good progress on Rori's tiny tea leaves. The body is finished, as well as one sleeve and the button bands.  She's excited! I couldn't wait and cast on Isla's tiny tea leaves as well, but it is on hold because I'm so close to being done with Rori's.

Lastly, I've been making slow progress on the quilt. I've got the first two rows done, but not joined together just yet. It seems that things keep getting in the way. At any rate, you can see how it is shaping up. Jess thinks it is a good place to rest her head.  

I've just moved all my "office stuff" into our spare bedroom, so for the first time in a long time my office is separate from my craft room. We will see how I like that. It is necessary though, because the sun room I have been using is going to be cold this winter, and I can knit anywhere (normally sitting at the computer or on the couch!

That's all from me just now, take care and see you on Friday if I can organize a photo of the new sweater!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Can't get enough of this hat

Hello friends! I am so happy to see the end of this week, as it means I'm back home after working away for a while. I'm not complaining, mind, the weather has been gorgeous and I've been looking at Christmas trees. Fun stuff. It also means plenty of quiet knitting time in the hotel at night.

I finished this hat a wee while ago, and then started using it and forgot all about taking pictures of it. When I was out in the field the other day (beautiful sunny day it was too) it occurred to me to snap a pic of it finally. This is my first phone pic I've used on the blog I think.It blends right in with the color of the sky, doesn't it?

I've knit this pattern before, and it is a real testament that I'm making another one. I almost never knit a pattern twice (unless it is for the girls, then I have no choice). I just love the cable on this hat

The pattern is Snow Tracks Cap and the yarn is Ella Rae, 100% wool, in blue violet heather. Lovely!

I hope that where you are is as wonderful right now as where we are. I love love love this weather!! 

I'll see you again next week, if I can get my act together and photograph my Lempster sweater. It turned out brilliantly! See you then. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tiny Tea Leaves (again)

Hello! I hope that everyone had a relaxing Labor Day weekend. We had so much fun, on a trip up to the UP. I don't like bridges, but I was just fine, and it was so relaxing in our little cabin. It did rain--but only when we were driving. Such luck!

That's my travel knitting bag on the bench, where I sat and knit and was ever-so-happy. I'm working on a Tiny Tea Leaves cardi for Rori. She picked the color, Marina, in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash. Years ago I made both the girls a tiny tea leaves, only I made it into a pullover. This time I'm just following the pattern and making a cardigan.  And look, she picked a color other than pink. This mama is so proud.

I'm actually further along with it now, I've divided for the sleeves, but the picture was so pretty I decided not to take another one.

School has now started for us, and things are "back to normal." If this is normal. It was really great to get a nice holiday in before the school year began. 

We saw her:

and this:

I'm still working on the sleeves for my Lempster (snore), and I've started a hat. You know, in preparation. The leaves were already changing color up in the UP, so I'm motivated to get ready for the colder weather. 

That's it for me, until next time.

Happy Crafting!

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