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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fall is in the air

I love Fall. I really do. I love the colors, the smells, the good eats, and the knitwear. September/October is my favorite time of year. When I was traveling with my job weekly, all too often, I would blink and Fall was over. This year I'm enjoying myself and really testing my startitis everytime a new lovely sweater pattern crosses my screen. Let's just say that Ravelry DOES NOT help me with this knitting ADHD in the least. It's too addicting and it seems my queue gets larger everyday.

Take, for example, my whim cast-on of the Drops Swing Jacket. I saw enough pictures that finally convinced me that I need to do this and just cast on. So I did.
I'm only done the back and 1 front so far but if you add the time I spent on it all together, I'm only about an 8 hour day in. Not bad at all. I'm using Laines du Nord Soft Light. It's a very soft single-ply wool with a touch of nylon for strength. I must say is so darned soft.
So I went to visit Kathy at The Woolly Lamb today and scored some lovely teak buttons. This will eventually be attached once I start on the collar.
Ah my lervely buttons. I *hope* this swing jacket is a fall staple.
The other project on the needles is the Sheep Motif Blanket from Vogue Baby Blankets Two. I'm using Mission Falls 1824 cotton since my expecting friend is allergic to wool. The sheep are intarsia made from Berocco Plush.
My sheep look demented I must admit. I reeaaaaally hate intarsia I've decided. I'll stick with fair isle from now on.


At 9:05 PM, Anonymous robin said...

I like the Drops Swing Jacket! The buttons are great too. It seems lately that all of my projects are cast on at a whim. Like last night - I cast on for this Sushi Wallet that I had a Pick Up Sticks kit for. It had been sitting in my closet for about a year and a half, and I suddenly got the urge to cast on.

The sheep are cute!! They're not demented! (What a funny word for a sheep though - LOL)

At 4:04 AM, Blogger R a i n said...

OMG how fast do you knit?

I like the sheep too! They're so cute. Seriously.

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Bobbi said...

wow you're really moving along on that jacket!

Oh I totally hear you about ravelry, before I'd see something I like and think oh I want to knit that then forget about it, but now that I can oh so easily add it to my queue I have over 100 items in there!

At 5:19 AM, Anonymous Dipsy said...

Oh my gosh! This jacket looks absolutely fantastic already! What a beautiful pattern, and I absolutely adore the yarn you're using for it - it looks so soft and cozy and yummy, and such a gorgeous colour too - and the buttons!!! Wow! This one will be a winner and a keeper, that's for sure!


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