Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Tending my yarn garden :)
Me thinks my chances of wearing my Tea Leaves on my 50th are improving! Working the body is simply back and forth: knit one row, purl the other... perfect for all the visiting we've been doing this past week (have I mentioned that our daughter is in the states for 3 weeks?)! The color in the above pic is simply horrid (mud?); it's more of a foresty green with browns and dark yellows which show so nicely here if you want to take a look. I'm alternating between my Tea Leaves and my Hitchhiker which, as I've mentioned previously, is another great project for social knitting with its 8 row repeat of garter stitch; row 8 is there just to keep us on our toes. :) I was thrilled when I counted more than 30 of the little jaggies knowing I'm getting closer to wearing this one, too. Knitting makes me happy; how about you?
The daughter-in-law requested a pumpkin beanie for baby Charlotte the other day, and, of course, I got right to work. The yarn is Patton's Classic Wool DK Superwash in pumpkin which you would never know from the first picture which looks like a strawberry, but I promise, it's the most gorgeous, deep pumpkiny color. This is what happens when I don't take pictures until the sun is going down -- a photographer I am not! The second picture shows the color much more accurately even though it's not the sharpest...
I finished (finally) Pride and Prejudice and have decided not to start anything new in the fiction department until after the holidays. Instead, I'm going to enjoy perusing this helpful book: Cast On, Bind Off: 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting which is almost cast on and bind off overload. :) The kids' reading for humanities and science has me either listening (and knitting) or reading aloud to them...always learning! And the conversations we enjoy are simply priceless.
So how's your yarn garden blooming? Please share in the comments and join me at Ginny's. :)
Thanks for visiting Happy in Dole Valley! To join us on our journey, look to the upper right to follow or subscribe. :)