It's that gorgeous time of year when the wild asters decorate the roadsides, all the trees are in full color and the temperatures lean toward sweater weather. I have been waiting for months to wear some of the knits I made during the warmer months. Now it is here, and today it got really chilly. Nothing to compare to the weather that the Northeast will be experiencing, thank goodness! Good luck to y'all up there!
I was rearranging my yarn and found I had lots of leftover merino, in wonderful autumnal colors. Mostly Malabrigo (yum!) and some Sublime and KnitPicks Swish. The amount would equal a sweater's worth if I added one new skein, which was just the excuse I needed to buy one more Arco Iris Malabrigo. The light purple skeins have been sitting in my stash for. ever. as they are not the usual bright purple I love, more of a grayed down purple. But putting them next to the dusty Malabrigo colors, all of a sudden, they popped! OK, I'm in. It feels so good to put these orphan balls to use. This is my typical raglan pattern, with a few short rows to bring up the back neck.
I have recently begun to add increases at the sides to make a looser fit over the hips. All my increases on this pullover have been KFB, as seen here at the raglan and then at the hip, by the X's. I do believe this will be my go-to sweater for the season.
Here we have two wimpy dawgs, who are not interested in going outside into the wind and rain and are willing to wait til the sun comes out. Surprise. It will be a long wait.
Yesterday, the most perfect day of October, Dave borrowed my camera to take photos of his newly painted handiwork. The photos were still on the memory card, so now I can share them on the blog.
The minty green color is almost white when the sun hits it, and lime frost in the shade. Much better than the old dark gray.
Do we have enough leaves? More will be falling today, no doubt. By next week only the evergreens will remain in color.