My, I let time just get away from me. So much knitting to share!
Back in August, I finally dipped into some of the lovely alpaca yarn I bought a while ago at Southwind Farms. Several friends and I drove up there in June 2008 and picked out yarns. I bought this lovely gray yarn that was from Lia’s 2006 blue-ribbon winning fleece.
This is Lia.
Gorgeous, gorgeous yarn.
On a road trip to North Carolina and back in mid-August, I made myself a lovely cabled hat. The pattern is called “Snappy Hat” and is available on Ravelry.
I then made some matching fingerless gloves. They’re awesome. I’ll be all cozy when the weather turns cold!
I then kept the hat and cable love going by making a quick little hat out of leftover yarn from my Clapotis. It feels fantastic, looks great, and I will have the warmest head in all of Connecticut this winter.
Right now, I have two big things on the needles. The first is Kernel, from the new Knitty, for which I have done 5/23 repeats. I blocked it a bit down at the bottom to make sure everything was looking okay. It’s looking better than okay. It’s looking GREAT!
I also have Amused (again, with the Knitty love) on the needles. No pics in progress yet, but here’s my nifty little swatch.
I’m very excited about October – Rhinebeck month! I’m taking a class, I’m staying in a cabin with friends, and I’m going to be amongst the peoples of the fibers. What could be better? The class I’m taking is a drop spindle class, with the same instructor (Donna Kay) that I took steeking from last year. In the same time slot as last year. We can only hope for a repeat of the absolutely stunning fall weather!