The Approach of Fall.

The Approach of Fall.

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 in Ravelry, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Approach of Fall.

Merino socks from September bump of the month

Merino socks from September bump of the month

Our September Bump of the Month was “Deciduous”. Mine will become a pair of socks. I’ve reached the boring part of sock knitting.  The cuff.  Don’t know what it is about the cuff but I love knitting the foot and turning the heel. Toe up socks are so much easier to fit and gauging your yarn is simpler to. No left overs. So glad I found this pattern many years ago. I haven’t made a top down pair of socks in forever. The yarn is a 22 micron merino, spun fine and navajo plied. I spun the multi-coloured part of the roving different ways to see the affect it would have on what the stripes.  Some strips of roving were thicker than others, I did more, or less blending  of the colours etc…  No, both socks won’t match but hey – I’ll stand out in a crowd!

 

Sugar Plum Fairy

Sugar Plum Fairy

Sugar Plum Fairy

This is Sugar Plum Fairy or perhaps I should clarify, as it is the prototype for Sugar Plum Fairy. I tweeked the depth of the middle shade after I made this one. I have started a shawlette/scarf.  80/20 Merino/Silk. It just sparkles. I started with the darkest shade and will work to the lightest at the widest part of the shawl. There is 420 yards in the ball so it will be a bit of yarn chicken again. If I run out I can make a paler periwinkle to finish the edging. Ravelry pattern. If anyone is interested I can post a link.

 

Hibiscus

My Hibiscus blooms in the fall.

My Hibiscus thinks it is summer time. There are probably 10 or more blossoms on it. I’ve secured it a lovely warm spot in my sunroom for the winter.

 

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