Almost feels like winter is here!

The weather took a drastic turn to the chilly here in Pittsburgh, after a few weeks of temps in the 60s – we got snow yesterday! It’s not even Halloween, yet! Of course, my husband tells me that Pittsburgh often gets a little bit of snow in October, followed by temps in the 70s in November. It’s a weird city for weather, I’ll give him that. The snow didn’t stick, and we didn’t get any measurable amount in the City itself, though outlying areas did get more.

I have, of course, been busy knitting! I’m about 2/3 of the way through a pair of socks from Wendy Johnson’s Socks from the Toe Up book. I love this book – it really unlocked toe-up techniques for me. Wendy wrote it in a way that  I grokked, which previously various YouTube videos and friends showing me what to do couldn’t.  I did my very first pair last year while I was at Rhinebeck, then took a refresher course at the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet show in February, and now am humming right along, doing the Serpentine Socks for sport weight yarn.  I’m using Socks That Rock mediumweight, in the Crabby McHappypants colorway, and I love them! Can’t wait for them to be finished! Good thing I’m doing 2 at a time, too, so when I’m done, I’ll be done! I think I’ll do all toe up socks 2 at a time from now on, as it’s just so gratifying to know I’ll be able to wear them that much sooner, and also I know they’ll be exactly the same. Pics will come when they’re done.

I’ve done some dishcloth swaps, and finished my Halloween shawl. I love it and want to thank Knit Purl Gurl for her free pattern and KAL.

Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I leave you with some of my Halloween decorations this year. 🙂

This is where I store tealight & votive candles

I have a collection of vintage masks

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!

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