It is amazing how one strong wind and a cold front moving in can change the seasons abruptly. Over night the leaves are blown off the trees and we are left with stark silhouettes across a stormy sky. I knit the hat above way back in September. I saw this yarn, Debbie Bliss Luxury Aran and Skiff, a new Brooklyn Tweed pattern and I had to do it. I knit it for my husband and he really likes it. But my friend Shannon did the modelling for me. She likes it a lot! (you can see her mailbox in the background). She is a great knitter and we can talk for long periods of time about patterns and wool and all the projects we can do!
It's a great hat, looks good on everyone. It was an interesting and a fairly quick knit. It started with a tubular cast om, which can be most annoying and rewarding at the same time. It was so warm here on Friday, it hit 16 C. Today it is more seasonal , around 8 but I see it's going to dip down this week with highs of -1 to -3. Not excited about the overnight lows of -10 , we cannot complain here for one minute. I think we were the only corner of the continent that escaped the Polar Vortex last year. We had a fairly mild winter with little snow.
This is my friend Isobel. She is the best and I know she does not like having her picture taken!
Isobel, you are such a great sport! She is a super knitter and so much fun to be with. You know, there are just some people you just have the greatest laughs with . I think she is knitting six pairs of socks this fall for her dentist and his staff (?) and many other assorted projects. Isobel was the one who got me reading Jean's blog (Jean's Knitting), which lead to Kristies blog (North of 49), lead to Meredith's (Mereknits) and Tammy (Casa Mariposa) , Nicole (Garden Diaries), Jennifer (Three dogs in a Garden), Annie (Annie Cholewa), Amy (love made my home) and on and on it goes. It's a multiplier effect. All great blogs!! This in turn gave me a kick start to resume blogging again, which may be a good or bad thing depending on your perspective! Ha!
We had another family moving job this month. Good times. There is nothing like a move to bring a family together, lol. That is IT for the winter!!
|Storm blowing in over the lake|
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