Our family took a trip to Indianapolis over Labour Day so my husband could take in a whole week of drag racing and enjoy the first vacation he’s had in years. While I’m not a fan, I did get a lot of knitting done and a change of scenery was nice; as was the boys doing most of the cooking! It was also wonderful to spend time with our little family and a few others without cell phones on- I highly recommend this if you live an “always available by phone” lifestyle. I brought my Night Sky quilt to work on, but didn’t even set up my machine as the weather was so nice to sit outside and knit. Instead, I worked away at a baby sweater for an upcoming shower, and started a lace shawl which is now about a third done.
The baby sweater is a pattern called Eole, and is a simple unisex design. I decided on a heathery purple icord trim and button loops to go with the dark grey sweater I had started a long time ago and never finished. The recipient, a very good friend from school, prefers not to have everything pink for her little one, and I totally agree. I found these cute little bunny buttons at my local quilt store today, and I think they are just darling. All that’s left for me to do is knit the sleeves and sew on the buttons. I really love all the colours in that purple yarn.
I think I am also going to make a card for her shower as well; some paper goodies I ordered from Studio Calico arrived the morning after we got back and there is a stamp and die set in there that would be perfect. Hopefully I will get around to sharing that.
I had hoped to come home and get right back into quilting my Wildwood quilt and likely have it done by now, but I ran out of aqua thread before we left and couldn’t find the same colour in stock anywhere local. After whining about this for a few days I finally checked Amazon and ordered three spools so this will never happen again (in the foreseeable future).
I feel like there is a big backlog of projects swirling in my mind right now, especially since I have started transitioning into autumn knitting. This is not helped by seeing a cool new brand of yarn available locally- so many ideas! Has anyone else dusted off the knitting needles in response to the cooler weather? What do you have planned?