The Approach of Fall.
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
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.
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.