Posted by on Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Autumn kicks my ass. Every. Damn. Year. It’s my favorite season, but it also has far too much going on. Here are some snippets to serve as placeholders until I can spend some quality time with my camera and Lightroom.  (I broke down and bought Lightroom, by the way.  Setting it up finally killed my ailing laptop–but all is well.  I have a lovely desktop that I neglect, and it has the archives of all things.)

I wove some trim for my friend Adon’s wedding clothes. It started like this, but got much better.


The tans are silk from Webs, the white is cotton from my friend Kestrel, and the cream is a gorgeous Foxfire Cormo blend.  I’ve truly fallen for that Big Wave loom of mine, by the way.  We had an excellent time together this summer.  Um, there may be absolutely no photographic evidence of that yet, but that just means I get to stalk and photograph friends wearing the spoils of my labor–always fun, that.

I got back to work on the woolalong afghan a few weeks ago. I’d paused at 25 squares, trying to decide whether to add another round of squares, since that would require knitting 25 more squares. That’s a lot of squares.  But I’ve  truly loved hunting down the yarns, dyeing so many myself, and particularly working with other people’s handspun–that’s the best bit. I finally decided that since the 25 square blanket was too short to really cover an adult comfortably, and that one day I would live in a world without a cat that eats wool, and since I hadn’t gotten all of the breeds on the list into the blanket yet, I needed to keep going. And keep going I have. I’ve done another 10 squares. Here’s the 11th on the needles.  If I hurry, I may manage to finish the whole thing in time for the KR retreat.


The yarn is a lovely Corriedale from Windborne Farms in Pennsylvania. I found it and two other skeins in coordinating colors while Clara and I were wandering around Maryland Sheep and Wool. It’s beautifully stuff. I want a sweater’s worth.

Somewhere in the midst of the making, I got to visit with Purlewe, Sue, Martha, and Beth in Philadelphia.  I love wandering around friends’ home towns with them.  We dropped in on Lisa at Hidden River Yarns, and her new shop is gorgeous.

I also made a Color Affection shawl.  Several of us got to talking at MDSW about a Sunna version, and I caved.  I used Roman Bronze, Piney Woods, and, er, some teal I forget the name of.  It’s actually finished and blocked, but I haven’t gotten around to photographing it yet.  After I chose the colors, I realized I’d inadvertently matched one of my favorite skirts, so I’m looking forward to a chance to wear them together once it cools down.


Now, I’m off to ponder a ridiculous new sewing machine and make as many bags as I can to bring to Rhinebeck.

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3 Responses to “Frenzy”

  1. gayleon 05 Oct 2012 at 7:29 pm 1

    Your creations are beautiful! Also loving the glimpses of the bags lurking on the borders…

  2. NutmegOwlon 06 Oct 2012 at 10:24 pm 2

    Overachiever – as usual!

  3. bullwinkleon 09 Oct 2012 at 7:50 am 3

    Loving your Color Affliction colors 🙂 Can’t wait to see it. (And still sorely tempted by your woolalong blanket. /want my own.)

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