Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SEPTEMBER SWINGS ALONG

Another month has almost passed us by and I almost let it slip without a post - I don't know why it's become so hard to do a post - I have plenty to say but when it comes time to get some photos of my work - therein lies the problem !

I have been back to stitching in September since I finished my last Camp Loopy project on the night of August 30th - whew !  nothing like pushing to the last possible minute.  I already got my bonus skein of yarn for finishing this year and while I am always excited about it in June - I am ready to see the obligation go in August!

This is a Kathy Ree's Needle Delights special club piece in the Elements series - I have finished the row which shows incomplete in this photo.  I have enjoyed it and love the colors and fibers used.  Our duClay EGA is doing a Kathy Rees SAL in 2016.  Some are already finished and I do hope to finish by years end.  Just have to keep at it.

 I should have had this first - this is the 3rd Camp Loopy finish for 2016.  It is Shine by Janina Kallio.I  LOVE her designs - they are perfect for our less desirable for hand knits climate here in the deep south.  She uses lots of yarn overs in her designs thus giving them a light airy look.  The yarn used here was new to me JulieSpins 435 which is a 50/50 silk wool blend.  Color Rhubarb and yes it took the entire 800+ yards I had in 2 skeins and I still didnt' have enough to properly complete the garment according to the pattern directions.  Thus the squared off end instead of the nice pretty point.
Oh well at that point in the game - I sure didn't give a flip about running about of yarn!.


There's always a new start waiting in the wings.  This is Jujuy - 3 colors of Madeline Tosh Merino Lite - I almost always have to order yarn on line so sometimes the color is a surprise.  The color already on the needle is Kitten - I thought it was more beige but it has a lot of gray - I think it will be sufficiently balanced out by the other two pretty colors, well water one of my fave Tosh colors and the other one is Chicory.  I have more done but now I'm up to the short rows which means I have to actually pay attention and probably keep row notes - the party's over !  Never fear I have another mindless project I can work on and will show you in the next post.
A stitching finish !  Halleluiah !  amazing I know.  This is a pin drum piece by Heartstring Samplery - I think it's called Grand Old Flag  - I have the pin drum base completed thanks to DF Carol's lovely class she taught for our EGA chapter on making a pin drum.  With lots of hand holding from Carol - my finish is pretty dang respectable and I'm anxious to get this applied to it.

I'm afraid that's about all I could scare up to show you today.  Speaking of "scaring up" next post should have some fall and Halloween stuff.  Certainly my favorite season is coming - I say ITS COMING - FALL - shall we have some fall weather PLEASE!!!!!!!  still in the upper 80's here every day this week but supposedly we are going to be dipping into the upper 60's at night.  These crazy people around here will be dragging out the jackets.

Hope fall is coming to your neck of the woods and you are enjoying it in the most special way.  I'd love to hear how you enjoy fall around your house.  I read each and every comment - you are all so special to me.  See you in October !

4 comments:

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Well I love your finished knit and your sweet needlepoint - love the colors! A PIN DRUM! I have never done one of those...and have been thinking about trying to teach myself to do one. I figure I can do it...if I could have a moment to myself to try :)
Fall in my house...pretty lean this year. I'm leaving Nov. 5 for a month long trip with my Dad and Stepmom. It's a once in a lifetime trip and I'm looking forward to it! Thus, since I'll be away a month, keeping the house low decorations so that Keith can keep it up whilst I am away ;)

Jackie said...

I wish we had a fall season! The colors, the perfect temperatures, it is just heavenly!

Asymmetrical knits are really trendy right now! Your CL project looks wonderful and I like the squared off end. The MT colors you're working with now are really nice! Your Kathy Rees piece looks great too! The colors on this one are superb! I have no doubt you can finish it by the end of the year!

Rugs and Pugs said...

You always have the most wonderful finishes.
I'd love fall if winter find not follow...sigh. At least this winter I won't have to deal with all the complaints!!!
Hugs from Moab, Utah :)
Lauren

Margaret said...

Everything is wonderful! Your Kathy Rees piece is so pretty! Love your last Camp Loopy project too -- bummer about running out of yarn, but it looks great! Also love your new MTL shawl. Pretty colors! I hate having to rely on color choices on the computer. They never look as expected. Finally, your Grand Old Flag finish -- gorgeous! Love it!