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.