All signs of fall. The night temperatures have not been close to zero nor have I been able to "smell" any frost in the air yet but today it feels like summer is gone.
The girls have been disappearing one after another early in the morning since Tuesday. I can hear my thoughts again and the house quiets down at nights. I like this very much.
Fall is a good time to start all kinds of new things. I could go on a diet. Or I could start running again. Or maybe studying something interesting like art history...
I have been searching for a good sweater pattern for myself for some time now. As you know I have been trying various things over the past few months but have not accomplished anything. For several times I have been over at Jean Moss Handknits but have not let myself buy any kits so far because for once I would like to use my stash yarn...
Interweave Knits Fall 2006 Issue has few things that I like. For some time I was contemplating between Veronik Avery's Weekend Pullover and Jodi Green's Gatsby Girl Pullover and decided on the latter. And am using the stash yarn: black Wilma (Sandnes) which has 85 % of wool and the rest is polyamid.
This is how far I am now.It will be a challenge to get good pictures of black Wilma...
And I could not resist Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark from the same magazine. The yarn I'm using is something I have come across in a flea market. The skein appears to be very old and has this homespun feel and has a little note that says new wool made in Finland by Kotivilla Oy, Jarvela and Tammisaaren lanka. Does anyone around here know this yarn?
The knee high socks are my own sort-of-designs. I'm saying sort-of because I find it very difficult to say they are my own designs. I read many, many knitting publications and now lately blogs too and although I don't remember seeing quite like them lately I might have seen similar knits somewhere and might have been influenced by them and adapted them into my own. But yes, I'm sort of making them up myself and not following a printed pattern.
Instead of studying art history or running or going on a diet, I'm only knitting.
PS. To be honest it would do me good to do these other things as well.
PS. Mr Kille was very pleased with the commets. He bows his head with gratitude.