11/19/2014

I knit up a few hearts. A quick little project, simple and sweet. 
I am using yarn scraps. 
Just a few to add to my christmas tree this year when I put it up.
Is it too early yet? I think not. It will go up this weekend. Not like its much work to do. 
Its only about 3 feet tall. 
I'm plugging away on some of my current wips. I knit a little here and there on each of my projects.
I couldn't resist buying some of this beautiful yarn. I really love an 80/10/10 blend.
Its a beautiful light grey called Sea Salt.  Its a lovely soft color and soft yarn. 
It will be this shawl.
Finished is my Margin shawl. It was a test knit for Karen.
She has some lovely patterns, so I feel lucky to have been able to test knit for her.
Its a very simple pattern with contrasting color. The blue was originally for my color affection shawl, but I frogged it after I decided I didn't like my color choices. 
I'm going to put that pattern on the shelf for now, until I can decide on some colors that I want to knit that much garter with. 
I also finished my second Whispering Pines shawl
Why did I knit a second one, well I really like the first one but my mom liked it as well and she took it back to Canada with her after her visit. 
I really liked using the new fingering yarn by O-wool. 
The color is called Barn Owl. It was perfect for this pattern. 
 I have been listening and reading a lot of poetry in the last couple weeks. 
I have this audiobook in my queue right now, I loved the Robert Burns reading.
You'll recognize most of the voices doing the reading.  Some of my favorite poems in this list.
For those of you who like this sort of thing, check this page out. There are some
really interesting links.







10/27/2014

I have a severe case of castonitis.. 
I blame it on the wonderful yarns I have recently received in the mail. One of which I have never used before, new to me is Pigeonroof studios.
I ordered Pecan in High Twist Sock and Spume in Superwash Merino Singles and the colors are just so great, true to their photos via the website.. which is always a bonus. 
I immediately wound the yarn and cast on for the Color Affection and Ondine
Both patterns have been sitting in my revelry library for sometime. I had originally cast on color affection with a different yarn but it accidentally got unravelled when one of my dogs got tangled in the project and my stitches came of the needle. It was fate. I just frogged it and started anew with other colors. My And So Are You shawl is almost complete, I broke into the second skein for the pleat.
I'm one of those people who really love to wind their yarn by hand, I really like having a swift but no ball winder. 
Have you all been enjoying fall in your area? I am envious of those fall colors all over instagram at the moment. We just recently stopped using the AC as much since its cooler in the evenings and don't need it but fall is so fleeting here if at all in the city. 
At least I live by some sort of woods and found little bits of autumn here and there. 
Also lately, I have been addicted to watching Escape to the Country via you tube, love this show! 
I had to find something, it makes up for the really long coming months until Outlander comes back to tv. 
Have a good week!