Thursday, September 26, 2013

This and That

Well, my dear bloggy friends, I haven’t meant to neglect you -- I just haven’t found myself with all that much to talk about lately.

I have warned y’all that I don’t have very many words in me for someone with a blog, so please forgive me if I share photos and cartoons and favorite quotations instead of yakking about this or that or that or this.

Hey, I just realized:  y’all might prefer that -- oh my!  LOL  J

We are doing well...  The kitten is adorable, the knitting is therapeutic, last night was class #3 on “Systematic Theology”, and I even had a breakthrough in the Studio today.  J

Life is going along gently, and that’s kinda nice.

Here is a photo of the progress on the scarf that I am knitting:

I am using Alpaca Sox yarn by Classic Elite Yarns.  It is a delicious yarn with variegated colors of blue-purple to lavender to grape and back again.  It has been really nice to knit with.

I realize, of course, that a richly variegated yarn probably isn’t the best choice for this lace pattern, but I just love it so much, hopefully it won’t matter.

(Knowing me, I will probably knit the same pattern someday with a laceweight solid-colored or tonal yarn.  Not that I’ve already picked out the yarn that I would use or anything like that.)   J !!!

You see, usually the maxim is:  The simpler the yarn, the more complex the stitches. Likewise, the busier the yarn, the simpler the stitches.  Or something like that.

Maybe I’ll remember that next time, but don’t count on it!  Sometimes I get a little carried away by a particular yarn.  ♥♥♥

In the meantime, I just began knitting a scarf for Mr. Man.  I’m using the softest yarn that I could find:  Chalet, by Classic Elite Yarns.  It is a curiously-formed yarn -- with kind of like a chain structure, no, it’s really more like one of those Chinese finger pulls.  Do you remember those? 

But oh, the yarn is so soft!

And I’m using a simple Basketweave pattern, which I hope will yield a very manly scarf.  (No lace knitting here!)  And I’m using a rich charcoal grey color.  Yummy!

Otherwise, we are enjoying the beginnings of fall here. 

That means we are having some cooler temperatures, which is such a blessing, but it also means that it’s the season for ragweed pollen, and that is never a good thing for some of us.

It almost makes one wish for an early freeze, but I would hate to lose the leaves off the trees quite yet.  It’s just too bad Fall doesn’t last longer…

Well, to pumpkins and pansies!  J

Lucky Dog

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