Sunday, October 7, 2012

It's been a busy time 'round here

The change in the season has been just what we needed 'round here.
The trees are colorful and the grass is a bit greener than all summer and not really growing enough to get the mower started.

Can I get you a cup of hot apple cider?
Earl Grey tea?
Italian Roast coffee?

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Guess it'll be no surprize to ya 
when I show you what I've been doing.


Worse Than a Zombie
is the name of this colorway


Worn them today for the first time 
and my feet were toasty warm in this fifty degree F weather.
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I'll tell your right now,
I cast on two new pair of sox this weekend!!!!
Can't get enough of knitting dem sox.

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Finished a shawl this past week.
While there are beads on the lower edge,
they can't be seen is this photo.

It's knit in a pashmina yarn.  
That's 
75% Merino wool
15% silk
10% cashmere

Feels decadent next to the skin,
just sayin'.
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Brought in the potted plants yesterday afternoon, temp dropped to 32 degrees F overnight.
Haven't decided
whether they're in the garage for the winter or
just 'til this cold snap passes and 
we have a few more nice weeks before it truly to turns cold.

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Thanks for stopping by
perhaps next time 
you'll have time 
for hot cocoa and cookies.

hugs

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27 comments:

  1. I'll have a cup of cider please ;-)

    Those socks kill me - that green looks like it would glow in the dark. Wouldn't it be cool if it actually did?!?

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    1. I can have some oatmeal cookies, too.

      These green stripes DO look as though they could glow in the dark, guess I'll have to take them into the closet to check that out ! ! !

      hugs

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  2. Finally!!!! I was beginning to worry about you, not having a new blog post.
    Love the socks!!!
    My fingerless mittens are now on the Adriafil yarn and design facebook page. Wow, I feel important (at least for today)
    XOXO

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    1. the shawl is lovely, also. Forgot to add that to the above.

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    2. Hey, Paula, I'm working on fingerless mitts as well.

      hugs

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  3. Beautiful work as usual!!

    I'll take mocha cappuccino, please.

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    1. With whipped cream and nutmeg?
      and oatmeal-raisin cookies???

      hugs

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  4. Love everything. Two new pair of socks? For KALs?

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    1. One for a Socketober KAL with GnomeAcres
      using her Molly Weasley.

      hugs

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  5. You finished both a shawl and socks! That is impressive! I especially love the socks, there is just something about vanilla socks knitted in crazy stripes and colors that I will always love. I cannot wait to see how the two new pairs turn out.

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    1. Pics will be up before too long, Ivy. These sox are just so much fun to knit.
      These Summer/Fall kal season is the reason for such productivity from here.

      Hope all is going well with you.

      hugs

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  6. I would love a cup of coffee, black please. ;)
    Love your knits and am so glad you are well.
    I have missed you in this space.

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    1. I could whip up a lemon with poppy seed cake real quick to go along with your coffee.
      hugs to you

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    2. when you whip up a cake like that, I want written proof that you indeed made it, and I want to be a taste tester ;)

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    3. What kinda written proof are we talking about, Paula? I'll write what ever it takes. LOL LOL

      hugs

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    4. An unbiased, eye witness report that states YOU made the cake from scratch!!!! Can't wait!!!!(But I won't hold my breath) LOL
      You know I love ya!!!

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  7. I love your stripey socks!
    Your delicious-looking shawl looks like it is a good shoulder hugger!

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    1. Oh, yeah, that cashmere and silk loves to hug.

      hugs to you Anna Marie

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  8. Hot cocoa and cookies sound great. Your projects are great. I agree, it's sock weather.

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    1. Our temps have warmed, not cold like the previous couple of days and nights. But these sox sure kept my toes warm today.
      I have two more pair on the needles so will have even more to add to my sock drawers.
      hugs

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  9. As soon as the weather turns, I'm all about warm things. Knitting, soup, stews and of course, pumpkin spice lattes. You can't live this close to Seattle and not succumb to those lattes from Starbucks...

    Beautiful socks and shawl; I'm on my second pair of striped socks and eyeing the next!

    Hugs, veelau

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    1. Hubby and I stopped at the Barnes & Noble Starbucks for coffee and desserts last week.
      I'm partial to their Chai Latte, myself.

      and their Pumpkin Cupcakes aren't bad, either

      hugs

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  10. Those are lovely FOs. You are quite the knitting machine!! I wish I had more knitting time these days (she says wistfully).

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  11. I think my knitting has elevated
    from PASSION
    to OBSESSION
    I ♥ Knitting.

    Before I replied to your comment here I popped over to your blog knowing it's been a while since I visited. Your posts are so full of incite into our love of knitting that one can hardly wait to race to The Yarn Stash and The Pattern Stash to begin the creation once again. Thanks for your blog posts
    everyone should take a few minutes to dream - everyone, please follow this link:
    http://kiwiyarns.wordpress.com/
    you'll be happy you did.

    hugs

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  12. LOVE the Zombie yarn - what a fabulous colourway!! And, lush wrap :)

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    1. Aside from the fact that I looove the colorway
      this 715knit yarn is a very nice yarn.
      Here's a link to the etsy shop
      http://716knit.bigcartel.com/

      I love your man sock in your recent post
      http://trulymyrtle.blogspot.com/2012/10/man-socks.html?showComment=1350243083485#c4033135838969643598

      thanks for stopping by
      hugs

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