And, just like that it is suddenly Friday yet again. I don’t know about you, but the later it gets in the year – the faster the weeks seem to go! This was absolutely one of those whirlwind weeks and I am very ready for the weekend to commence… it is absolutely a day to celebrate TGIF.
Tipping Point –
This week, in my house at least, we reached the tipping point for turning on the furnace. That point was reached on Wednesday with its cold and very rainy weather. This likely does not mean that the heat is permanently on for the season, but it was most welcome for part of this week. I am way too old to play the “how long can I be miserably cold game!”
Gearing DOWN –
Autumn is my absolute favorite season and I am purposely slowing down to appreciate each day. I am savoring each newly changed leaf. I am appreciating the glorious early fall light. I am welcoming cooler nights that have extended into cooler days and, I am relishing putting on a sweater and adding an extra blanket to the bed!
Inspired by –
This weekend is the weekend that I am generally filled with envy of all those who are fortunate to be at Rhinebeck. However, yesterday Bridget provided some incredible inspiration. So rather than wishing the weekend away, I am taking a page from her weekend planning! I will be heading out tomorrow morning to find some cider donuts (and perhaps some cider as well!) I will take a walk outside and appreciate the crisp weather, the colors, and while I won’t be walking to a yarn shop – I will spend some time wandering around my local Farmer’s Market. And, I will be sure to spend the weekend wearing a sweater and I promise to do some knitting (as you can see below, I am not lacking in things to knit!)
Falling Fast –
I finished the neckline of my Tegna – but I messed up…yes, I knit the rounds with the same sized needle I knit the body with instead of using a smaller needle. I think I will need to rip back and reknit the neck with a smaller needle. It won’t be easy, sigh. In the meantime, I have been thinking about sleeves…specifically, sleeve length! The pattern calls for short sleeves but the idea behind this piece (at least for me) is to use it to extend the use of my sleeveless tunics into the fall and perhaps even the winter. So, I have been looking at the plethora of finished Tegna’s on Ravelry trying to decide. I have more than enough yarn, so I think I am going to knit longer sleeves, trying it on as I go to get just the perfect length. I like the idea of long sleeves, but I am not sure how well a mohair/silk yarn wears and I am concerned about the elbows being in a perpetual state of “baggy-ness.” Anyways, I welcome all input!
In the interim (and really to avoid the entire ripping back debacle) I cast on my first Aisé on Wednesday night and shockingly, this seems like this will be a very quick knit!
And!!! Sometime today, I hope to wind up my Floof and begin the swatching process for my Evening Dew Cardigan. Why? Because I just love that moment when you give in to the urge and *cast*on*all*the*things*
Happy Friday everyone – have a great weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!
P.S. The first all FEMALE space walk is happening this morning!
We also turned on our heat—but I feel good about it because it was my warm-blooded other half who decided to do it, without any pushing from me! I also love this time of year and am enjoying wearing wool socks and sweaters again.
Have a great weekend!
I would love to go to a fiber festival one day – must be one on the west coast. I am planning my weekend to include knitting and walking. My daughter made gluten free apple cider donuts recently. Might need to see if I can do that too. Enjoy your weekend
I used to be a very competitive player of “how long can I wait to turn on the heat”, but John is not. He came home on Wednesday and wondered why it was 60 degrees in the house and I said I was trying to get to November before I turned on the furnace. He said we could afford the oil, so why was I waiting, and also he had already turned on the heat last week when I was in CO. I couldn’t argue with that, and I’m also too old to be cold if I don’t have to.
Sending you good vibes for patience and success in ripping back the neckline of Tegna and enjoy knitting all the things. I will be joining you and Bridget in enjoying a cider doughnut at the farmer’s market tomorrow morning!
Happy Friday indeed! Our heat has come on a few times recently and we’ve had a fire in the wood stove the last two Fridays. The cold is coming, that’s for sure. I’ve been to Rhinebeck, as you know, and one thing I don’t miss about it is the crowds! I’ll enjoy my weekend at home without all the peoples, thankyouverymuch.
It is chilly, windy and rainy here today … no furnace yet, but we do have a fire in the fireplace, I poured a bourbon cocktail last night AND we put the blanket on the bed. I don’t think we’ll make it to November, but still it’s nice to have a couple of weeks (it was 90+ here two weeks ago!) without needing heat or air. Sending all the good “ripping mohair vibes” (gah! sorry!) and vote for bracelet length sleeves. I think the fabric is loose and drapey enough that you shouldn’t have too much baggy elbow?
I was thrilled about the first all girl space walk! Is there a Barbie Astronaut?
I read the women felt it was not a unusual thing for them because they work together all the time. Humble. I say. I could never ever image going to space. Those ladies rock.
I’ve had my heat on for a week or so, I caved early. I do like the idea of enjoying outside. I didn’t knit as much as I would have liked this weekend but I’m hoping to make up for lost time.