Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Autumn Projects

Our Sycamores have been dropping leaves for more than a month now
and a just beginning turning to rusts and golds.

Crepe Myrtles have been in bloom since the beginning of August and are as lovely as ever.
This is the first year they've come into their own.
Nature must have treated them just so.

These bee Sedum.
Have I told you how much I love my Sedum  ?
They reward me from the time they break ground first thing in the Spring,
blooming during the summer,
fading to a beautiful brown for the winter months,
and acting as snow catchers in January and February
looking as though there's a flowerbed of snow flowers.

If I'm not mistaken DD#2 mentioned just last week that these are her most favorite flowers.
Isn't that so, sweetie?

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Guess you wanna know
What's In The Bag

First off is
designed by Stephen West 

Knit in 
Knit Picks Bare
Superwash Wool and Nylon
in a fingering weight
size 8 circular needle
What?????   Size 8 ! ! ! ! ! 
First time in a very, very long time that I've knit with any needle this large.

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What with Autumn here and cooler weather approaching
another shawlette is on the needles

Woooeeee ! ! 

Love these colors! 
Love the yarn !

in the Bounce base of 
80% Merino, 20% nylon
4-ply fingering
Storm Grey

This shawlette is designed by Kate Elsa
named such by Kate after
Multnomah County, Oregon


enjoy this beautiful time of year,

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  1. We have a lot of sedum here in the garden, planted by a previous owner. I love it for the same reasons. It's the first plant to peek out of the soil in the late winter and it shows off through the fall. Love it.


  2. Such gorgeous pictures!!

    I love your pink and purple shawl!

  3. Enjoyed your pictures and bags....and knitting!

  4. I love the colors in your pictures and am so jealous! I do miss the changing of the seasons that are so noticable in other parts of the country.
    Size 8 is huge? I think that is my favorite size. It might be because that it the size I learned with and my husband bought me a great pair of wooden needles. I guess I'm getting sentimental in my old age! ;)xx

  5. Oh how I wish we had the changes in season here. It is still in high 90's and no rain.
    Your pictures are lovely and so are your pieces.
    Have missed you so have to catch up while I am here

  6. What a beautiful, interesting blog Gerry! I love your autumn photos and I love that pink and purple shawl. I don't know when I would have the time but I am tempted to try and make one. BTW, I was living in Flagstaff before Sydney. Where did you live in AZ?

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