a short post today, because i want to get outside soon—i’ve been biking every day in a desperate attempt to make the most of our unusually long streak of lovely fall weather. we’ve had the most gorgeous autumn this year, noticeably lacking in the gray plague that is more normal for this time. and the trees are hanging on to their leaves a little longer too—we’ve been treated to an unexpectedly colorful display, considering how dry a year it’s been. it makes for nice biking, that’s for sure.
the house actually gets brighter at this time of year, as the trees empty themselves of leaves, opening up our windows to the sky. just a week ago or so, they were still throwing shade on the house, but now, the upper hall is noticeably brighter. the light has been incredible, too—all warm and glowy and perfect for taking photos of knits and yarn.
i made a tentative start on my pilgrim sweater—just a few inches to see how i like the way the patterns are laid out. i’m going with cabled trims, for sure, but i might still back up and restart it to work on one big piece. i hate how bulky those projects get, though . . . i like the portability of working in separate pieces (and i’ll soon be traveling again). in any case, the pattern will almost certainly be written and tested for working in one piece. or maybe i should take a poll on that. let me know which you prefer (it’s worked bottom up if that makes a difference).
i’m tooling along on wasp and rose as well, finally finishing section A last night and ready to launch on section B tonight. yay. i just love knitting with the kami bison yarn. i wasn’t completely smitten at first, having been spoiled by knitting with the fibre isle magique recently. but now i adore the way the yarn feels as it slips through my fingers, so silky, yet so substantial. and i look forward to every meeting with this project.
my delicato scarf is growing too, though admittedly, mostly due to my laziness the last couple of nights. i should’ve worked more on my bougainvillea mitts, but i was tired by the time we finally sat to watch TV (all that biking) and the scarf was sitting right there, so easy and mindless to knit.
to make progress on the mitts, i’m going to have to put the scarf in the other room, where it won’t tempt me.
because it is so utterly tempting—aside from being easy and soothing to knit, the nimbus cloud yarn is absolutely lovely. i mean, even the name is tempting, isn’t it? and this lilac frost color is so easy on the eyes late at night; can you blame me? sigh.
we’re working on patterns for everything—the elm leaves wristlets (that’s the name i decided on) are with the proofreader now and several other items are in one or another stage of getting written up.
while i’m out riding, i’ll be thinking about my sweater and also planning my cooking for the weekend—i think we’re going to make pizza together, but i also want to make soup (fish soup, i think) and some baked macaroni and cheese (YES, it’s that time of year, yay!). that should carry us trough the week pretty nicely.
the new winter issue of twist collective will be released on monday and i can hardly allow myself to think about it, i’m so excited—i have a design included that i’m really anxious for you to see, which i worked on this summer in absolute secrecy with two of our dearest fiber friends. i’m just dying to see how you like it. we’ll celebrate with a little photo essay of our own right here.
hope you have a good weekend with lots of knitting and great weather—see you on the other side!