Thursday, September 05, 2013


Can it be a year since we were married on a mountaintop in Tennessee.  This is a rather sad ending on this Little River Band song but it epitomizes the era Jody and I grew up in - we love 70's & 80's music.  Take a listen if you have time.
I still love looking at the beautiful bouquet I had at my wedding reception.

I'm going to show you some of fun new projects and plans for the fall knitting season.  Meet Belladonna Took which is a beautiful new shawl I started with this awesome green wool by Shibui color Kiwi.
 Next up is more lovely GREEN yarn I found at Yarnhouse Studio last week on a business trip to AL.  Is Madeline Tosh Pashmina - color Jade - as you can see the pull of the wool is very strong once fall hits.

I'm still in love with Rowan - I could NOT wait to get the new bi-annual Rowan 54 Magazine.  I had not purchased the big mags for several years.  I thought the designs were getting too trendy for me but their photography makes their books worth getting even if there are only a few designs which would work for me.  I am starting a Rowan KAL as soon as I have time to cast on something wonderful with this lovely fine tweed yarn.

 Speaking of fine - Here is a skein of Rowan Fine Art sock yarn - quite new to Rowan - they have never released a specific sock yarn before but of course I don't knit socks and plan to use this for another shawl or scarf.  the color is Kingfisher and is quite out of the box for me color wise but I think that bright blue will be toned down by the black and green which isn't real obvious in this crummy photo.

Last but not least is my Camp Loopy #3 project - FINISHED - the curse is broken and the 3rd time was a charm for me.  I finished all 3 of my CL projects this year.  This is Greta - a vest and while it isn't exactly what I envisioned it would be it will be wearable for me by pinning up the fly-away fronts.  This yarn is quite heavy and the weight of the fly-away fronts drag the whole front of the vest almost down to my knees - EGADS - that just didn't work but by pinning the fronts up and stablizing them - I think it will work for me.  I am still having tons of trouble with posting to my blog.  most of the time I just give up really frustrated that it is not working with ease the way it used to and I can't quite figure out why.

NO I have not quit stitching - I have just been tied up for 3 mos doing those camp loopy projects.  I am itching to stitch and I hope to have some stitchy things to show you next post.

I hope you are all enjoying the "call of fall" in your own special way.  Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for leaving your comments for me. 


Margaret said...

Happy anniversary! I can't believe it's been a year either -- I feel like you just got married! Love all those yarns -- omg! Just gorgeous! Love your finish and your WIP and oh my! I need to get the Rowan mag. I don't get them all the time, but once in a while. Love Rowan!

Ellen said...

Wishing you and Jody and very happy lst anniversary and many, many more to come!

krayolakris said...

Happy anniversary to a wonderful couple! Congrats on your Loopy finish...glad the curse is broken! Love all your yummy new wool!

Cari said...

Happy Anniversary Mel. I love the pics of you and your hubby and your wedding pics. Your flowers were lovely!!

Such and enabler you are !!! I am so drawn to green, lime, any green. But then, I'm drawn to any yarn that feels yummy in my hand. I can only imagine how scrumptious that Madeline Tosh Pashima feels !! I'll be looking forward to your progress on all of your wonderful pieces. HUGS !!

Henrietta Allegrante said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!!!
Enjoyed this post.

Ruth said...

Wishing you and Jody a wonderful anniversary. May you have many,many more.

Karoline said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!

Congratulations on finishing your Camp Loopy projects, I love your new yarn.

Katrina said...

Happy anniversary!!!! Love all your knitting projects, the colors are just wonderful.

Anne said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Such a great photo of you two!! Love all your wooly projects. Hopefully blogger will sort out for you soon. Perhaps try a different browser like firefox or chrome? Hugs!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Happy Anniversary! I can't believe it's been a whole year! Sorry you're having trouble with blogger....I finally downloaded Google Chrome and haven't had any problems since. Now I actually prefer Chrome to Explorer.
Love that green yarn!!!