Knitting Leaves (not sweaters)


I have orders to complete an orange sweater for Beatrix by the end of this month.  The pressure had me furiously knitting… leaves, all weekend.  Rather than suggest to me that I need to focus on her sweater, Beatrix proclaimed that she’d like an autumnal knitted leaf garland for her November birthday in addition to the orange sweater.  At the rate that I’m knitting the sweater, it may end up being a birthday gift as well.

(Super quick and fun oak leaf pattern here.  Ovate leaves here, and here.  My Ravelry notes here.)

Fall Shawls

purpleshawl-6791 green-shawl-7282My Emiliana shawl is finished and blocked and ready to be gifted.  I’m really pleased with how it turned out: super lofty and cozy.  I have a few more projects that I would like to finish before the weather cools.  Of course what I really want to do is cast on half a dozen new projects. I’m working on my Nurmilintu, but Beatrix wants a birthday sweater…

I think today is the official first day of fall, and I just checked the weather and it looks like Virginia is finally going to start cooperating:  highs in the 70s starting Saturday.  You did come to my blog hoping for a weather report, right? My mind is a little empty of words (mental to-do list is crowding out most thoughts), but I’ve got the weather covered, so we’re good.  Better writing to come in October?

p.s.  Those are guinea eggs.  My kids discovered a couple of guinea nests in the yard this week.  They’re sneaky little birds.

p.p.s.  I wrote an introduction over on Instagram.  If you read my blog there’s not much new, but maybe a little bit?