Happy Fall y’all! I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather! It’s knitting time! The kids go back to school, the cold weather is right around the corner and it’s my favorite time of year!
I have a friend named Kara and she is the crochet teacher at our local yarn store. She is opening an online shop to sell her crochet projects. Here are her kiddos modeling her super cute hats. Sage made a darling present for my dog Brodie.
Isn’t that cute?! Brodie is so handsome! She made him a dog collar charm.
This is Lauren. She is a fan of A Chick That Knitz yarn. She made this lovely shawl with our color-way “Golden Rosebud”. She tells me that she wears this in the office and her coworkers all want one too. I LOVE that this is crochet.
This is April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio. She is a local designer and loves ACTK yarn. Check out her website for some cute gifts for friends and family. This is ACTK color-way “Daydream”.
To celebrate Fall and apple season, here is a yummy apple salad recipe that everyone loves! Enjoy!
Happy Fall and Happy Knitting
I hope this reaches you well and happy! I’ve got some fun things to share with you today.
This is the Paradigm Tunisian Scarf by Megan Cullison. She made it in my color-way “We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat” This color-way was made to celebrate Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week”.
I’m also wearing a shawl cuff, it’s the red leather wrap holding it all together. Teresa, from Two Unravelled Chicks and a Llama has a beautiful assortment of these. You can purchase them online at her shop.
Megan also made this in a masculine color-way using “Midnight Canyon”
This adorable kitty was shared with me at my Etsy store. It’s made in our color-way “Gold Rush”. I am just amazed at what cute things people make. I am actually taking a class starting next week to learn how to do this. I will be making a Llama.
I am also so pleased with my Mount Pleasant top.
Gugga and Luke
Crop tops are all the rage right now to wear with high waisted jeans. I do not wear the high waisted jeans. I have a belly. I like to wear empire waste type tops to cover my belly. Wearing a flowing type top under the Mount Pleasant looks great. It allows me to wear these super cut tops. I made this with our “Dijon Mustard” color-way.
Happy Sunday everybody!
Enjoy some knitting/crochet/weaving today!
My latest creation is the Nightshift shawl by Andrea Mowry. I made it with Noro Silk Garden that I had on hand in my stash.
I”m really pleased with it. It may look complicated, but it’s not. The color changes happen with the yarn. The yarn does all the work. I did not use her recommended yarn. I wore it out today for a pedicure date with my daughter, Lindy, followed by Sushi for lunch.
This is what is looks like from behind.
Max. Look how big he’s gotten! He’s all adult now. He wants to hunt at night and sleep all day. He is potty trained to potty outside. He doesn’t use a litter box. He trained himself. It’s nothing I did. The problem with that is he wakes me up in the middle of the night by pouncing and running up my body when I’m in bed asleep. Sometimes, I just lay there after the initial “pounce” at my feet, hoping and praying he will go away. If I don’t respond, then the running/pouncing up my body until he reaches my head begins. If he really needs to go outside, I get the full body pounce immediately. What can I say? I love him.
Lauren and Lindy, my daughters, wearing their cowls today.
Lauren is 9 months pregnant here! You can hardly tell in this photo. At the weekly doctor check, we’ve found out Luke is full term and can arrive any day now. He is officially due on Nov 15, but he’s ready any time. We can’t wait to meet the little guy! He’s already loved so much!
Lindy is modeling the cowl I just finished for Bailey. I’m going to make a matching hat and maybe some gloves too, if I have enough yarn. I made one for Lindy too, but she took it home already. Her cowl was white on the outside with a variegated blue for the inner stripe. Lauren and Lindy are wearing the same cowl, it’s just in different yarns/colors. It’s super easy, add on 90-120 stitches and it’s knit 1 purl 1 ribbing. 12 stripes of main color, then 6 stripes of alternating colors, then 6-9 rows of contrast color, then 6 stripes of alternating color, then finish with 12 stripes of main color.
Bailey, with Henry, in Wyoming.
This is Len’s beautiful daughter, Bailey, who lives in Wyoming. I just noticed uploading this photo that I made her those boot toppers too. I gave them to her at her wedding and there was so much commotion that I wondered if she ever actually got them. Apparently she did! Cool! I made her an Alpaca Cowl of ivory and her kitty cat had a litter of kittens in her scarf basket. I made her this red one to replace it. It’s the Gap-tastic Cowl on Ravelry. It’s just a seed stitch pattern throughout, easy.
Lauren just finished this poncho. This is Crochet! Isn’t it pretty!? I absolutely LOVE that poncho’s are back in style! I’m a child from the 70’s, so I’m poncho friendly! I wore one today for grocery shopping at Target today. LOVE them!
I got in on the fun too!
Gourmet Yarn Co last SALE day is tomorrow. 50% off all yarn 75% off needles and accessories. I believe it’s the very last day they will be in business. Have fun stocking up! They still have a lot of yarn. It will be worth the trip. That Alpaca yarn sure is costly. Those Alpaca cowls are $60 worth of yarn alone. I think I’ll stock up on a bit more.
Lauren and I went to Stitches, Texas last weekend. We were so focused on all the booths and pretty yarns that we forgot to take a single picture! We dumped out both our loots and took a picture of our treasures.
I’ve had a rough weekend. Lauren was in a minor car accident. She and baby are fine. I was so scared and worried about her that I aggravated an old neck injury of mine and have had a horrible headache for 3 days now. I thought I’d post some fun pictures of yarn to help me feel better. Yarn releases feel good endorphins and makes me happy. Might take my mind off my headache.
I bought this yarn for Lauren for her birthday along with a pattern for a cowl at L & B Yarn Co in Norman, OK. The teal is Marisol Ushya (two skeins) and the brown variegated is by Universal Yarns Classic Shades Frenzy. (1 skein). Love that cowl! Super cute with jeans. Tomorrow, we are supposed to get our first bout of fall weather. Fall is my favorite season; back to school, football, pumpkins, falling leaves, my favorite colors all around, jeans, boots, and cowls…..just love it.
I spent the weekend working on my unfinished projects. This is my unfinished project basket. That is the Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole. I started it about 6 years ago. It just lacks one more row and the fringe.
This is the Wavy Lace Scarf by Sweaterbabe. All this one lacked was the fringe. I love this color! So pretty! This is the 4th scarf I’ve made from this pattern.
These adorable fingerless gloves are from the pattern Trilsea’n, which is Gaelic for “braid”, by Kalurah Hudson that I downloaded from KnitPicks. Very appropriate for “Outlander” fans. Speaking of Outlander, is anyone else down in the dumps waiting for Claire and Jamie to finally get back together? Every episode has been so sad and depressing. Each episode, I’m like “Come on! Get back together already!”.
Happy Monday everybody! I’m already feeling better.