the latest

Just completed this lovely lovely shawlette..
A test knit for Florence aka Mamzelle Flo on Ravelry. 
This is my second test knit for her and I love all her designs.. I have a few yarns 
designated for future projects of her patterns. 
This pattern is yet to be published yet since its still being tested by other fellow knitters.
However there were no issues with the pattern and knit up so nicely that I'm sure it will be out soon.
I have one more project on the needles at the moment, And So Are You by Rose Beck.
Its working up easily. I love this color, this was a yarn that was designated for a different project but 
as I often do, changed my mind. 
Taking a break from using my left over mini skeins that are designated for my sock yarn blanket,
I cast on some fairisle wristers. They're a little big, I should have cast on a few less stitches and don't exactly match color work wise 
but that doesn't bother me. The point is they're pretty and will keep my hands warm whenever IF ever it gets cooler around here!
On my nightstand this week is this book and this one too. Fascinating subjects! 
I highly recommend if you like this sort of history. The problem with working at a library is that there are so many books and so little time to read… not a bad problem to have though!
 Playing over and over on my player is the latest album by Ryan Adams. He has a great voice and has always been a favorite of mine… 
I'm so excited to have some family come and visit me later this week. A break from the monotonous.
I love sightseeing with other people. So not a whole lot of knitting will get done but thats ok too! 


summer is gone, fall is coming soon!

where has the summer gone? 
august came and went and it happened all within a single blink of an eye..
I love September. I love the fall. It will be awhile yet before the weather turns cool here and all things are brown and very dry everywhere you go because of the heat. 
No matter though, the chai spice tea has made its way out of the cupboard. I can't drink it during the summer, doesn't seem right somehow. Pumpkin spice is everywhere all of a sudden. I love it!
Its been awhile since my last post, but not much has been happening. 
I have been here, knitting, cross stitching and reading away. Re-reading Outlander and watching the tv show.. sigh …all I can say is kilts, yes Please!
On my nightstand are a few titles I am enjoying at the moment. Halfway through The Winter Witch right now.
Completed a couple of projects and others were started, stopped and frogged.
 Sometimes you think you have it right but half way through you realize its just isn't the right yarn or color.. 
My latest finished project is the Whispering Pines shawl. I started it and finished it within one weekend.. sometimes projects go so fast for me, can't put it down, like a good book when I will read to the early hours of the morning... It flew off the needles. Plus I love the inspiration behind the pattern. Inspired by on of my favorite poems..
the feeling I have when I am in the middle of something I love doing like reading or knitting….
 miles to go before I sleep!
Another project off the needles recently is my Clothilde shawl. I always love working with quince & co yarn… I have said it before but it blocks so nicely.
A WIP at the moment is Aranami.
 I have been wanting to do this shawl for such a long time now. Such a clever pattern and I just like so much the look of it… So many color possibilities. I love all the finished projects.
Knit picks palette seemed perfect for this particular pattern because of all the color choices.
For a little more color I also cast on the Shaelyn shawl. I have had this pattern in my queue for awhile and I am also using knit picks palette for this project. 
Autumn Heather is the name of the color and I love it, its so beautiful to me. I just love rust colors so much. 
I hope you are having a lovely weekend and please enjoy my playlist this week!

fall is here... by lovelifeandpictures on Grooveshark