Oct 1, 2009

October !!!

I just love October and I'm so happy it's finally here. There's a chill in the air and the leaves here are starting to change color. More importantly October is full of fun stuff like Halloween and my Birthday and Rhinebeck. I'm actually pretty excited about all of it.

DSC_0481Fall officially arrived a little while ago but I didn't really feel it until now. Now I am embracing it and there are a fwe yarns in my collection that are singing. The big yarn cake in the soft, shiny, orange is Creativey Dyed Merino Sock and the two deep, rich orange yarn cakes Ball and Skein Hand-dyed Sock Yarn. Sadly neither has an actual color name but they scream fall to me. Which one should I start first? Decisions, decisions.

In the back right is a lighter cake which is sprinkled with fall colors. It's also Creatively Dyed Merino Sock in one of the Calypso varieties. I see this becoming a more experimental sock - a little Cat Bordhi maybe.

In among all of these potential socks is a little bit of black. This is Malabrigo Silky Merino and I've got a special plan for it. A good friend is about to start chemo and we all know what that means. She's going to lose her hair just in time for the winter weather. She's not the type to let illness slow her down so she's getting a wig and moving on with things. I still think that a nice, soft, chemo cap may be perfect for her down time at home. If she ever sits still for a minute. I'm thinking of a beret.

DSC_0475Here's another yarny thing that says fall to me. A gorgeous skein of Bluefaced Bliss from Impulse of Delight. I've loved Ruth's yarn for so long and I was so happy to snag a sken of the Beary Surprise colorway. I saw it and immediately thought of my DH. He saw it and thought it would look great as guy socks for him too so i suspect you'll see this on my needles this fall too.

The shawl pin is all mine though. Isn't it gorgeous. I think this fall is going to be great.

What are your fall knitting plans?


Carole Knits said...

You've got some gorgeous yarns there. I love all the fall colors! I'm knitting Through the Loops mystery sock for Socktoberfest.

Kathy said...

Are you coming to Rhinebeck???? That would be great! I think I'm also going to do the TTL Sockoberfest.