Wow! Thanks for all the fantastic comments to my last entry – there were lots of things I haven’t seen or eaten and it’s going to take me awhile to cook up the interesting recipes :)
I’m working on a rather consuming secret project at the moment, but that’s almost done – so in between I’ve been working on some small, simple accessory-type knits. Especially ones that would be nice gifts for the holidays or take 1-2 skeins of yarn, and I’m working them up in some yarns we carry at lettuce knit.
First up off the needles is a simple shawl – my simple yet effective shawl, to be exact! I knit it in a skein of Noro Kureyon sock, alternating every 4 rows to break up the colour patterning a bit.
I quite like the effect. It’s done now, went into a long soak in a Eucalan bath, and it’s now drying. It’s sort of a large scarf/small shawl size. And I love the way the yarn looks rewound into cakes!
As an aside, I can’t wait for the new Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4 lens. It’s a LOT more expensive than the AF 50mm f/1.8 that I have now, but autofocus! It would be so useful! I mean, my manual focusing skills are a little better now at least, but autofocus sure would be sweet. I’ll have to start saving my pennies now…the price tag’s a little ouch.
The weather here has turned rather suddenly, and it’s all about pulling out the thicker sweaters, my cashmere cowl (which is AMAZING!) and jacket, and…buying socks?
Despite my best efforts I can’t knit all the knee socks I wear – it would just be way too consuming! Better to save the knitting time for really cool knee sock patterns. Now that I’m finally out of school, I seem to be wearing the September clothes I always wanted to wear in high school – skirts, knee socks, and mary janes. Every day, pretty much (I have a lot of skirts and knee socks).
Of course, the dryer likes to eat store-bought socks, so I went out today to acquire some socks the easy way – might I recommend H&M. They didn’t have the organic cotton knee socks that I love so much (were they discontinued? I should’ve bought more) but they did have some fun argyle patterned and stripey knee socks that actually come in smaller sizes so the heel doesn’t poof out the back of my shoes!
Now if only I could justify these super kick-ass boots, I’d be all set for autumn! Bring on the sweater weather!
(This weather bodes well for sweater-wearing at Rhinebeck. It’s only TWO WEEKS AWAY!)