Autumn is upon us and before we moved South, it was my favorite season. In Ohio, the maple leaves turn such beautiful shades and you seem to be able to actually smell fall in the air. Here in South Mississippi, the only way you can tell it’s fall is that it gets below 60 degrees overnight. We’ve still been hitting the upper 70s and lower 80s all week during the day. There are very few maple trees here and even those don’t turn in the same brilliant colors as trees in the North. I’ll be thankful I don’t still live in Ohio come December through March, but right now, I miss it terribly and I think it’s affecting my creative mood.
Ever have spells where you completely lack inspiration to do any knitting? I’m so there. It’s not really that I don’t want to knit. I do. A lot. But I can’t seem to settle on anything that can hold my attention for more than a few minutes. Even the thought of casting on another pair of socks can’t motivate me to actually do it. Boo!
I did finish the Morgaine shawlette I was working on…except for blocking.
|Colors are truer in this photo than the other|
|What will it look like blocked? We'll find out, eventually.|
I really enjoy making items with lace details - not that I’ve been all that successful using lace weight yarn in the past. I like shawls and shawlettes a lot because they are usually quick knits. Morgaine was no exception. It was really fun and the yarn was a dream to work with. This will be a sweet little addition to my wardrobe once it’s blocked. Maybe next year some time unless the Blocking Fairy shows up in the near future. If only there were such a thing.
|I'd better get crackin'|
In the meantime, I have been working on an easy garter stitch lap blanket for a friend of mine in New Orleans who is working with the Veteran’s Home there. They are looking to provide VA residents with new hand-knit or crocheted lap blankets for Christmas.
Their goal is 155 blankets and they need them by December 1st. If you’d like to contribute, message me on Ravelry (knit-whimsy) or Twitter @knitwhimsy and I’ll get you an address to forward your blanket. Requested size is 3’ x 4’.
Aaaand, that’s all I’ve got. What’s inspiring YOU?
P.S. - In case you were wondering, here’s a short update on the Lacy Beast. I managed to do one row since my last post, actually attaching the sleeves to the body. Just one row. I have refused to count the total stitches to see how much I’m off, and therefore have done absolutely nothing else on it. Now it looks like this:
|I really AM trying to care...|