The temp has dropped considerably in Michigan and I couldn’t be happier. Gardening is such a delight in the crisp weather! Every single bed got a fluff and facelift, plus we did a new raised bed out front with new plantings, thanks to the help of my parents.
Each night we worked until dark and were chilled to the bone, looking forward to escaping to all the woolens inside. The heavier blankets came out of cedar storage and onto the beds and handknit socks were on our feet. I love to be covered in layers in the evenings with knitting in my hands. This combination seems to warm my soul.
There’s just enough nip in the air and it feels so good to walk around the neighborhood with the sun heating up the blend (rambouillet, columbia, lincoln, navajo-churro, alpaca, silk, bamboo, tencel, bison, and llama) atop my head. Details on my ravelry page here.
I’m doing the brim in the new Travertine and the body of the hat in Marble. I knit Fartlek before in Pumice (details here) and I’m looking forward to a whole new look of this hat in two colors. In case you did a double take two sentences back – yes! we have NEW colors of Stone Soup and we have them in Fingering and DK!
River Rock is a rich, chocolatey brown
and Travertine is a warm, soft brown that reminds me of wet clay on a wheel.
The two of these colors compliment each other beautifully and are also stunning on their own.
And once you get hooked on cables, you can move on to getting an Aztec Mazes on the needles.
This version was knit in Stone Soup Fingering River Rock. Wouldn’t it be so sweet to give a couple the gift of Wheaten for the holidays? The girl could get the cap and mitt set and the guy could get the blanket!
Maybe there’s a new baby needing a warm welcome into the world and Sky Ladder would make a sweet little gift.
Plus there’s a matching cap too!
Isn’t it divine!? And her wallpaper is fantastic! See details on her ravelry project page here.
Anne has carefully chosen the new browns to work well with the rest of the Stone Soup palette, so you have even more options for colorwork. I think a Hazard throw in all the Stone Soup Colors would be quite the show piece.
What blanket or sweater are you dreaming of casting on? Tell me in the comments by 9 pm EST September 23 and I’ll pick TWO WINNERS to get a pattern of their choice! Speaking of contests, thank you all for entering the Garden Inspired Knits giveaway. The winners are Anya and Shelley!