Fall is Here!

This is the time of year I love best! Sunny days that are warm in the sunshine but cool in the shadows. Crisp air. Crunching leaves underfoot. Sleeping with the windows open, piled high with quilts to stay warm, just sticking my nose out to breathe but otherwise hunkering down and enjoying the cold night air.

Updates on some of my projects:

The Halloween shawl (KnitPurlGurl’s Rustic Autumn Shawl) is going well! Even though I hate the splitty yarn, I do love the colors. I haven’t taken an updated picture, yet, but I will soon.  I decided to stop the increases at 299 stitches, and started the diagonal rib, which I *love* the look of!

The Springling Shawl is lifelined and off the needles for now. I think I’m going to run out of yarn and I have barely started the lace section! I just emailed Cosy to see about buying another skein of the yarn and just going balls out on a larger size shawl rather than trying to eke out a tiny shawlette out of the thing.  I love the color of this one, and the shape as well, so I am eager to get it back onto the needles and finished. 🙂

I did a couple of dishcloths:

August KAL for my dishcloth group. Love the red and purple together!
Oak Leaf Cloth for my swap partner, plus a postcard of Pittsburgh and some autumnal teas.

And the assistant manager of my LYS just did me a huge favor (thanks Yvonne!) by letting me try her personal set of Kollage squares on firm cables (I’ve used softs and want to see the difference) in order to try some magic loop socks, before I special order any. I’m told there was some sort of QC issue with that brand, too, so they’re not currently available to get, but supposedly they’ll be in stock again soon.  I love my kollage dpns and want to branch out into magic looping with them!  I hope to cast on some socks this weekend after finishing the Halloween Shawl. 🙂

Published by Beth

I currently reside in Pittsburgh, having moved here in May 2008. I live with my husband Fred and life is really awesome. In the past few years I have completely changed my life (and I couldn't do it without support from family and friends). I now work as a writer and editor, and my favorite topics to write about are how to live a more positive life, book reviews, and sharing my crafts. Welcome!

3 thoughts on “Fall is Here!

  1. Loving your Hallowe’en Shawl. Not one I’ve seen before and it’s a good textured one. I wouldn’t use Noro cos it’s a weird funky yarn but another textured yarn would be lovely.

    The Springling shawl…nice but…what about Citron by Hilary Callis instead? Very similar but no f & f at the border. Looking at it, the border is a very narrow one. Just how much have you got left?
    Cxx

    1. Claire: I don’t think I have enough to even do 1 f&f repeat. Perhaps I’m being alarmist and I really do have enough, but I’ve emailed Cosy (who is a friend of mine) to see what she thinks. I’m not very experienced with shawls so like to poll her about it. I do intend to do Citron but with another yarn – love that ruffle!

      As to the Rustic Autumn Shawl – I highly recommend it! Nice, easy knit, and the diagonal rib is such a nice texture! I am Not A Fan (TM) of Noro, so I chose to do it with another yarn I had in my stash. 🙂

  2. I think I would probably be a little cautious, expecially after today. I ended up with ONE yard left after casting off my Vixen. Now that’s fine, but casting off was getting a little scary.

    I’ve made two Citrons now. It’s lovely and so worth it 🙂

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