Saturday, October 16, 2010

Temperatures in the 70's, FINALLY!!! Happy Fall!

Oh, the weather is changing, every day I can feel a little bit of a nip in the air! Today I told BTB that it almost felt like someone left the door open, on the deck, and the air conditioning was blowing at us.  Such a nice change from those awful, AWFUL summer temps of over 100 with the heat index.  Where I come from we had wind chills, we didn't have heat index's.  Thank gosh the "heat index" is almost a thing of the past for another year.

I just returned from another "Round-a-bout" and almost finished my Something Burnt/aka Something Red sweater. I should have it done tonight, I just have to figure out where to put the button hole and then do about 4 more rows on the button band. I love it.  It fits really well. Hopefully I can wear it soon.  Pictures are coming but I haven't taken any in awhile. It's orange, it really doesn't look different, just longer and it now has sleeves. :o)  Wait till you see the button I bought.  I just love it!

I'm also making slow progress on my purple crew neck sweater I'm doing with Spud and Chloe as a KAL, although most people are probably long finished by now. I started late, but I needed something easy and that didn't require counting while traveling.  Ended up working more on the orange one, but, the purple one will be my priority knitting by tomorrow.

I have a few little things I'm doing when I feel like doing something different (EZ Camping Shawl, Honey Cowl and the never ending scarf ) but I'm really getting anxious to make my annual pair of socks.  I don't like making socks, but about once a year at about this time, I get the urge for knitting a pair, so, I'll probably start them this weekend. I found a pair on Ravelry that I really like and I want to start working cables so I can read cable charts faster. I'm awful at them. I do so much better reading line by line with cables, but I'm worried they're going to quit writing the instructions out the long way, so, must learn.  My brain has a hard time crossing this and crossing that and figuring out left and right. :o)

Here are the pictures of my sweaters. The "Something Burnt" is now blocking so modeled pictures soon.
Mitts for DGD

My Mitts - Angora!

KAL Crewneck Close up

Close up of Something Burnt

Something Burnt in a Basket (by Darrell)

Backside of Something Burnt (Red)

Close up of KAL Sweater


stringplay said...

Oh, Sheri. We so deserve this great fall weather. And the Something Burnt could refer to US as well as your wonderful new sweater. grin

I am so happy for you that it fits like you want and that YOU are happy with it. Looking forward to seeing the fabulous button you found for it.

Angora mitts must feel wonderful and will feel great when it gets really cold. Looks like you have some great new projects lined up.

Enlarge and color-code the cable chart.

Beth said...

So is it warm there again? It's in the 70s and muggy here but it's supposed to get cooler again soon.