Sunday, October 11, 2009


It started to fall Saturday afternoon...

and things soon looked like this:

The snow isn't the only thing that's been piling up, I've finished lots of knitting projects too.

The second Noro Striped Scarf is all finished. The colours remind me quite a lot of my brother Ian, so it shall be winging it's way out to the west coast very shortly.

It's knit from one colourway of Noro Kureyon Sock and one colourway of Noro Silk Garden Sock, being sock yarn it's no problem to throw it in the washer and dryer, and in fact, gets softer and softer with washing and wearing.

Hope you like it Ian.******have I ever knit you anything before??? I'm not sure.******

Also finished is Gretel a lovely cabled tam designed by Ysolda Teague. She's very quickly becoming one of my favourite designers. I've tried a few of her patterns now and they are well written with no surprises.

Knit up in Mirasol Miski, this yarn is a beautifully soft worsted weight which knits up incredibly fast (being worsted weight).

And to match, in the same yarn is Celtic Cabled Neckwarmer. If you have a very good memory you'll recall I made one just like it for Elly last Christmas. It was so lovely I decided to make one for myself.

Don't let the photo fool you, it's all finished, though I'm not happy with the buttons I chose, so I need to rummage through my collection and see if I can find something better. I suppose that doesn't truly count as a finished project then, does it?

Also (almost) finished are a pair of Fuzzy Feet made using the yarn I won at the Knit Out in August.

Again, don't be fooled by the photo, I've finished the knitting part of this project...just have to run them through the washing machine to felt them. I'll take some before and after snaps, that's always amusing.

The reno, the reno...

There has been much painting going on this week.

I chose a beautiful shade called Calming Cream for the kitchen and craft room.

And for the bath, the palest of pale blues called Ocean Mist (both paints by Benjamin Moore).

***Update! Update! It's called Ocean Air, not Ocean Mist!***

Both colours are difficult to fully appreciate in snapshot form, you'll all have to just come on over and stare at it with me.

I chose well. Very well.

This week, the tile for the main floor will be installed and possibly the oak flooring on the second floor.

Soon, cabinets.



Jane said...

lovely lovely knitted projects. The scarf looks fantastic - I have still never finished the one I started knitting two years ago (or was it three)....

I'll have to check out the colour chips at Benjamin Moore as I won't be making it over there any time soon.'s just a little too early. I always enjoy the first couple of months of snow and winter but if it comes too early then it just stays winter TOO long. Four months of snow is PLENTY.

Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

Snow already wow. I love the knitting and the reno is starting to be more you now:)

ian said...

Snow... ugh!!!

The scarf arrived!!! Yaaaaay!! And what a pleasant surprise it was. Thank you soooo much dear sister. The colours are definitely me. I haven't had a chance to wear it yet, but the weather is getting cooler and cooler.

Lotsa luv

Your brother

noricum said...

I thought that Noro sock yarn was hand wash only?