Thursday, October 23, 2008


I'm just dropping by to amuse you with some knitting, wit, and charm!

Actually, that's a lie. It's been hot (98 today), dry and windy which means I have itchy eyes, a runny nose, and want to take a nap in the worst way.

But I have yarn!!! And new bags!!!

I've been really drawn to these beautiful autumn colors (probably because they're sorely lacking in my natural habitat).

The multi-colored one is from Earthly Hues and the other is a cashmere blend from Sanguine Gryphon. I'm seeing some handknit cowls in my future for possible Christmas gifts. (Shhh... I haven't told my inner self that we're going to consider knitting gifts again. I'm still pretending it might happen.)

I've been working on my cloudy grey socks...


It's a good thing I'm pleased with them because they aren't doing much for our weather. The pattern is Alana by Wendy Johnson. The yarn, bags and pattern are all from The Loopy Ewe.

Apparently the heat interferes more with my actual knitting than with my shopping.

Today was our annual Harvest Carnival at the Roller Dome (forgot camera) and tomorrow morning my 14 year old is participating in a mock presidential debate for his American Government class. He has taken on one of the main presidential roles so that has been taking up alot of our time. He'll have to deliver a speech and take questions from the townhall (his classmates) on different topics so he's had to watch the various debates with me (ha-ha) and gain an understanding of the issues. I'm looking forward to seeing what he and his classmates have learned about politics through the process... and hopefully I'll remember my camera!

Now I must go stand in front of the air conditioner and imagine what autumn feels like in more normal places. Hopefully, I'll be inspiring another day. :)


Good Yarns said...

Wow, your shopping looks perfect to me! (who needs Fall weather or actual knitting when you've got such stuff coming)
All that came for me today was a jacket for DH from MIL.
But look at that Sanguine looks so rich! Is it your new favorite? And the bag...nice!

Auntie Pudentaine said...

I love that rust! So pretty, and very fall like. I am also smitten with those bags. I have my eye on a bag that is on sale and I hope I can make up my mind before it sells out.

Lydee said...

very cool! hope your 14yr old has fun!

knittinwolf said...

Love the yarns and what cute bags!

5elementknitr said...

Those fall yarns are so gorgeous!

Can't wait to hear about the debate

Stephanie said...

Super cute bags!!

Sarah said...

I thought I saw Autumn color today but it was just a tree IN BLOOM. WTH? Oh well, I can pretend we might get it.

Great yarns!

marit said...

I'd like some of your fallweather out here, please! We're having a proper fall- it's raining buckets, all the leaves has blown off the trees, it's stormy, and there's a lot of lightning and will you send some???

Lovely yarns and bags!

Good luck to your Presidential candidate:-)

mom said...

Those yarns are perfect autumn colors...but...98 DEGREES?! :::thud::: I heard rumors today that we could have a rain/snow mix this weekend :::another thud::: I'm thinking that the weather in-between our homes must be perfect, eh?! LOL!

Tammy ~@~

Yarnhog said...

Perversely, the heat causes me to knit bulky wool sweaters. I finished a Kochoran pullover on a day the topped 100 degrees, and now I'm knitting a long wool skirt. I don't even wear skirts. I'm beginning to understand why people look at me funny when I knit in public.

Angelika said...

Send some of that heat my way. We had a high of 57 today. But fall is settling in here nicely and I definitely know now why I knit like crazy the last couple of weeks. I'm glad the temperatures aren't keeping you away from the needles.

The Meity Road Trip said...

What is up with the weather there? We are freezing here with highs in the 40s!

Wendy said...

love the colors! I was just saying to someone that all we get around here is either green or "sticks." The in between color just rarely happens.

Kathy said...

I do feel sorry for you with no lovely Midwest autumn and it's incredible comfort. I hope you feel sorry for me in March when we are so sick of the grey and dead and cold. I have trouble in March..