Friday, October 07, 2011

Indian Summer Knitting



This is my view from the screened porch this morning. Indian Summer has always enchanted me.
I'm pretty sure it is a mini miracle that I can focus on anything other than that Ash tree's show right now. It is one of those trees that drops its leaves all in one day......
Fireman nearly weeps over it when it happens....he needs to embrace winter.....then again, I am all about not telling others what to embrace these days.....

I'm knitting a cowl in acrylic. Go ahead and say Blech if you want. I'm all about not telling anyone else what to embrace these days.....

It is a cowl that is a real Chicago winter cowl. One that will hug your neck tight when the winds find their skinny fingers and try to seep in around you. The yarn is from a buy a year ago that in my vivid imagination was going to become a sweater. Wow, you are thinking, that's going to be a huge cowl. .....
not really. The yarn is kind of not too pretty after all when it gets on a needles and gets pushed around. It is much prettier in the skein and in the online image....

I'll bet that enticed you to come back and see it when it is, very shortly, an FO.

Happy Indian Summer.......

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12 comments:

Nancy said...

A neck-hugging cowl is a mut for Winter.

Guess what I found in my yard this morning? A skiff of snow! Yikes, Winter is starting to breathe down my neck already.

Dee said...

Waiting...waiting....waiting to see what the "not so pretty" yarn is.

SissySees said...

Love a cowl... as long as it is soft and ... droopy. Can't stand anything too tight on my neck, but I can't stand for my neck to be cold either.

plasworld said...

Acrylic, cat hair, strips of garbage bags, I don't care what you knit with as long as it makes you happy!!!

Katherine said...

Your tree is amazing. Our neighbors are all cutting their trees down so they can skip the leaf raking. I don't get it!! Our house is surrounded by trees and it is going to stay that way!

Can't wait to see the cowl.

Swanski said...

Our trees here are just starting to turn. Most of the yellow ones are done. I love fall :)

SusanB-knits said...

Love the fall colors! We won't get colors like that, so I'll enjoy pictures of yours.

sapphireblue said...

I can't wait to see your FO.

Mereknits said...

If you love the yarn that is all that matters. I love natural fibers, but I am always pulling anything with wool in it away from my neck. Can't wait to see it finished.
Happy Friday,
Meredith

Judy S. said...

We've heard about your warm temps from our daughter who sent photos of the GK playing in the water outside. here it's been in the fifties all week, and we've been taking our walks in the rain.....And it snowed at Paradise on Mt. Rainier this week!

Beverly said...

Love the fall color. Everything around here is still green.

I'm with you on not telling others what to knit with. You do you and I'll do me.

Lynn said...

See this is why I dont like lace. It doesnt keep me warm. It's not the cold but the wind that does it to me and while I may live near Mickey and dont even come close to what you experience in FALL, let alone winter, I understand how those cold fingers of wind can do a number on you! Even if those cold numbers are in the above 30s.

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