The weather here has cooled down quite a bit more since I spoke about it a few posts ago. It’s looking more and more like fall. The mornings are grey and cool, I don’t have to worry about my plants on the deck being cooked and scrambled by the Georgia sun. I haven’t used the central air in about a week and at night I’m sleeping with my flannel blanket. This is perfect weather for me.
With all of that said, this weather shift has me in the mood for sweater making. I've been going through my books, magazines and Ravelry looking for the perfect sweaters to knit.
A sweater that seems to be knitted a lot lately is Norah Gaughan’s Knigscot Cardigan.
I love this sweater.
Ohhhhhhhhhhh, cabely goodness !
I have a couple of yarns already to work with. I have a very blue Araucania Nature Wool that’s really pretty. I thought about the Kingscot but will probably find another pattern to work this yarn in. I’m still on the look out for cabled cardigans though.
In the last year or so, Lion Brand has come out with two different colors of Fisherman’s Wool. One is a tan and the other is this brown. I fell in love with the brown and bought a lot of it. I had not looked at the yarn for almost a year and when I pulled it out of my bag a few months ago I was not happy. Though the yarn is nice, it is a really boring color.
So far, I have used it here and there for small projects. I consider it to be more of an accent yarn. Even if I use it for the bulk of a project, It’s just there to hold up the other colors. Does that make sense?
Fisherman’s Wool with Noro
I think all of us have been excited about a yarn, bought it or loads of it and some time later looked at the yarn and thought; “What was I thinking?”. I really love Fisherman’s Wool but I have to say that this is the dullest color I’ve ever knit with. I plan to use it for a sweater. I hope I end up liking the project.
A Go At Lace...
A couple of weeks ago I decided that I was going to work on the Forest Canopy. Believe it or not, this was a big decision for me because I don’t do shawls and I surely don’t do lace. My knitting repertoire needs expansion so I decided to try a lace shawl. I’ve knitted a few lace scarves and a vest years ago but nothing much since then.
With pattern in hand, I went internet lace shopping. I noticed that Susan Pierce Lawrence used Mountain Color’s Weaver’s Weavers Wool Quarters. Wow, I actually had a skein of this in my stash. It’s rusts to gold rusts to brown in color which is something I would never use for a shawl. I initially thought of making a nice set of gloves or a heavily cabled hat, never a shawl. So, I decided to use what Ms. Lawrence used.
I have to say, it is rare if never that I use the suggested yarn for any of my patterns. I mean, I don’t even try. I look at a pattern and say to myself, oh, the author used that yarn, how nice and then I begin searching for what I like or want. In looking at my fall/winter wardrobe this summer, I had decided that I would incorporate more brown into it. I have far too many blues and blacks so, a brown shawl will work just fine.
A budding Forest Canopy
This is how far I’ve gotten. If I had a better camera you could see just how pretty it is. I’m knitting this in my leisure but hope to be done with it soon.
Coming down the highway the other day I stopped at a stand to buy these veggies and the vendor was sweet enough to give me these eggplants.
If I don’t fry or saute them I may do a moussaka. I don’t think they are quite ripe though that’s why I have them in the window. I have never seen eggplant this color. Have any of you ?
Though I don’t know whether they are ripe, they are beautiful !