Sunday, October 20, 2019

Happy Sunday!

Well, it's a chilly and kinda rainy afternoon, so I thought I'd update my blog. This weather lately has been great for knitting although we have braved the rain and taken a few walks. We also spent most of yesterday at the first choir retreat with our new director; it was a fun and productive day as we got a head start on Christmas music. In addition, I even have a few finishes to share.

Can you believe this is the seventeenth Interrupted Cowl that has come off my needles? I just cast on # 18 the other day and still have 2 more skeins of this yarn left.  It's a fun and easy knit.

One of my choir friends is about to have her first grand son, so I made these booties for her to give him. This is another one of my go-to patterns although I swear the yarn I use has less yardage than it used to.

For some reason these socks don't appear to be the same size. Stella tried one of them on, and I think that's why the one looks larger but really isn't.  Maybe it just stretched out?  The pattern is quite interesting although I didn't continue it down the foot of the sock.  I LOVE this yarn color because it makes me think of peppermint sticks. ( I purchased the yarn a while back at  Vogue Knitting Live when it was here in Bellevue.)

Our backyard has been pretty busy lately. This guy and his pals visit regularly along with a squirrel that takes a peanut from my fingers.  Other birds have been here en masse, too, including nuthatches, juncos and towhees. As a result, our bird feeder needs filling several times a week!

Much to my delight, our fall blooming clematis has added a bright spot to our back yard at this time of year.  In addition, it reminds me of my dear friend, Linda, who gave it to me a long time ago.  She is no longer with us, but I think of her so often as she is the one who convinced me to move to Colorado where I met my husband! 

Hope you all have had a great weekend! 


Dee said...

Love the little blue stripe on the baby booties. They are SO cute.

Your white clematis is lovely. Our clematis has put up a couple of blooms the last few days, but I'm guessing it will be short lived. Cooler weather is definitely in the forecast.

It is rainy and cold here today. We are getting the remnants of Tropical Storm Nestor that hit Florida.

DelightedHands said...

Beautiful Fall pics; the clematis is a great last burst of blooms, nice that it is a good memory plant.
The knitting is so pretty--I can't believe you've made so many of these cowls! Cool! The booties are so sweet!

Debbie said...

Seventeen? Wow, that must be a great pattern. Sometimes you just find one that speaks to you like that. Those booties are so darling. That yarn looks so soft. Araignee

Tired Teacher said...

You've finished some great projects. The booties are especially sweet.

Betsy said...

Beautiful projects. I can't believe you've made that many cowls. Don't you get tired of the same pattern. I sometimes tire of the mittens but then remind myself why I'm making them. :-) How fun to have a choir retreat. I used to sing in the choir years ago at our church in Omaha. Most churches now seem to have praise "teams" and only a select few get to sing. I do miss it. I also sang in the Omaha Symphony Chorus with my Mom for two years when I was much, much younger. Now THAT was an experience, singing with a full orchestra.
I hope you're staying warm and dry. We're getting SO much rain here, but then, I'm grateful it's not snow! We would be buried. I did get my snowtires on yesterday so I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Lovely knitting.
I still have a few small blooms in my garden, but soon they'll all be gone.
Our feeder is mobbed mostly by the sparrows, but my neighbourhood cardinals have been by, as well as the odd blue jay

Mereknits said...

I have three skeins of yarn to make that interrupted cowl so I had better get moving! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Love your projects.

karen said...

oh those wee little booties get me every single time!! I know they will be treasured.