Two steps forward…

Fall has arrived. I love the crisp cool days we’re having here in Portland. The leaves are beginning to turn, and the days usually start with a bit of fog. This is the morning view from my bedroom window.

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The cooler weather has inspired me to knit. I’ve got several ideas spinning in my head, and it’s a little overwhelming trying to decide which one comes first. Everything is in the swatching stage.

I’m playing around with an entrelac idea with some Noro Silk Garden Lite and my Lantern Moon US 7 ebony circulars.

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After this picture, I knit on it through a meeting last night. I made it far enough to know that it’s not quite what I want, but now I know what I want. I have to start over. That’s progress!

I’m playing around with a different idea on another ebony circular (also size 7). This yarn is worsted from Pico Accuardi Dyeworks. I’m far enough to know that I’ve messed up the stitch pattern! But not far enough to know if my sizing is right.

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And swatching another idea in sport weight wool, also from Pico Accuardi, and ebony Sox Stix in size 4. I’m far enough to know that the sizing is definitely not right.

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Two steps forward, one step back. Eventually, I’ll get there. I’m usually a monogamous knitter, so it’s pretty strange to have all this going on. I also have an idea for some yarn I’m getting from Lorajean (Knitted Wit), but that yarn isn’t in my hands yet. It’s a good thing that I have a lot of needles!

What’s on *your* needles this fall? Or spring, for my friends down under?

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7 responses to “Two steps forward…

  1. I have never been a monogamous knitter! Even as a child I had several projects going at once. Right now I am on the legs of some 2-at-a-time toe up socks, on the edging of a silk/alpaca shawl, and trying to decide which sweater to make for Tesla for Christmas.

  2. The noro colorway is so purrrty. Now you got my curiosity going!

    I am knitting another Sivia’s shawl in Pico Accuardi Dyeworks fingering yarn and boy my hands turned green. I so don’t enjoy it afraid I’ll stain everything I touch! Do you have such experience with yours? Just curious…

  3. Ok not only am I loving all the ebony needles but all the yarn too! I’m still working on Socktober socks but hope to get some hats going soon for my guys. Scored some gorgeous alpaca at Rhinebeck and hoping to make my first fair isle project this fall. Gonna be a busy knitting winter for us both I think!

  4. peacefulknitter

    I love that you’ve got 3 things in the works! The weather has been lovely here, too; definitely the start of knitting/knit-wearing season!

  5. I started out as a pretty monogamous knitter. Then, somewhere along the way, I apparently went crazy, and now I seem to always have twelve things going on at once. I have been whittling them down, though, so now I just have two Christmas presents and a pair of slippers.

  6. Looks like some lovely steps there – and the misty shot is beautiful. I very much enjoyed Portland in October last year and the cooler weather has been reminding me of my lovely trip.

  7. Just bound off the madelinetosh (tosh merino light) Honey Cowl for my aunt’s birthday party tonight. Lovely!
    Got a beanie I just cast on for the BSD Project.
    Got Rose’s Mobius Cowl in Mountain Meadow Cody on needles that I need to get wrapped up and done – also for BSD Project.
    Just got buttons sewn onto the last pair of Double Strap Booties (crochet) by Hook Candy for my new great-niece, Ava.
    …and I’m eyeing this lovely lace beret pattern and a skein of Sundara sock yarn – thinking they’d likely not only like each other, but fall deeply in love and turn out amazingly together!