November 1, 2020

I made one crocheted pumpkin for the Eat.Sleep.Knit yarnathon Flash KAL/CAL that ended at midnight last night. I’m not a huge fan of knit or crocheted stuffies but this one is the perfect place for my little scarecrow to sit. It was fun to see all the different styles of knit and crocheted pumpkins that were made and every color of the rainbow. Some of my favorites were very dark blue pumpkins – so fun.

I stepped out the door this morning to take a progress shot of this scarf and dang! it is definitely a very blustery day out there and currently 32 degrees. There’s a wind warning and I can see why – my apartment is sort of nestled in an area protected from the wind but not today. Anyway, here’s my progress on my current scarf — I guess it is apt that I call it my “Windy Day” scarf. It has pinwheel designs in the mosaic sections. The colors are showing up more grayish in my photos but the single photos of the yarns used are the true colors – three shades of brown which are very pretty together. The yarn is Woolfolk Tynd which is a lovey soft 100% Merino. I’m hoping to get the section I’m working on currently finished – those two darker brown colors together make it harder to see during nighttime knitting but I just remembered a new lamp I had gotten but not taken out of the box yet that has a separate reading light attached to the torche lamp so I may need to break that out of the box and put it together.

I also just signed up for a test knit in the Miss Babs Ravelry group for a mosaic wrap by designer Michael Harrigan. I’m looking forward to getting started on that but need to wait for the yarn to arrive – it’s Miss Babs’ Caroline which is wool/cashmere/nylon blend and I can’t wait to try it – I haven’t used that base of her yarn before. The colors I will be using are Dark Pegasus and Celebration. I’ve got two Dark Pegasus coming and one Celebration. In the mean time, before this yarn arrives I may try to get that half (or three-quarters, can’t remember where I left off) sock done that I’m making as a gift so I can cross all the gift knitting I need to do off my list for the holidays.