Welcome to episode 156! This week I have a few FO’s, a new project in progress and lots of upcoming cast-ons to show you. I also have a little spinning, but I think that might take a back seat for a little while because all I wanna do is knit!
Please come and join the Ravelry group.
- Finished: Vanilla socks, West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply in Peacock
- Finished: Wee Envelope by Ysolda Teague, The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in the Very Quiet Caterpillar.
- In progress: Aurorae by Helen Stewart, Zen Yarn Garden Gradient Set – Vocal Quartet (for an upcoming review)
- On deck: Exploration Station by Stephen West, Pigeonroof Studios High Twist Sock and TreasureGoddess Treasured Toes Kiss from a Mermaid
- On deck: Northbound Knitting BFL/Silk Lace in Metallurgy
- In progress: Falkland in Hydrangea (dyed by me)
- On deck: Hello Yarn Corriedale in Poisoned Apples
Each year, sometime in August, the switch flips and all I can think about is knitting warm, cozy fall sweaters. A few weekends ago we had a weird weekend; the weather got down into the 60’s and it was rainy and the world smelled like fall. It has since gotten warmer again, but that was it for me. I started thinking about all the sweaters.
The first sweater I’m eager to knit is with a gorgeous speckled sportweight yarn. I actually used the same yarn and colorway previously when I knit some socks. It was when I knit those that I decided I had to have a sweater in the gorgeous colorway. The yarn is Spun Right Round Sport Sock 80/20 Superwash Merino and Nylon in the colorway The Walkers.
It took me a bit to find a pattern that would show off the yarn to it’s finest, and I think I’ve settled on a plain pullover: Verve Pullover by Mary Annarella.
I also have a gorgeous sweater quantity of The Ross Farm Shetland Sport weight 3-ply from Heliotrope, one of the sheep in their flock. It is a gorgeous surprisingly-soft natural colored yarn that I bought this past year at Ply Away.
I have been browsing sweaters and I think I might end up knitting the Assam Cardigan by Tabetha Hedrick.
The final sweater I’m sort of dying to knit is one I don’t have yarn for so I need to knit at least one more out of stash before I’ll let myself buy yarn for it. The sweater is the Veronika Cardigan by Shannon Stacey. Even though it isn’t really what I’d consider “my style” I just love it and it looks so cozy for winter.
What sweaters or other items are you contemplating for fall?
Since it’s now officially fall, I’m ready to start ordering and drinking fall and holiday teas! I recently placed an order with David’s Tea and today I’m sampling one of their new fall offerings, Pumpkin Chai.
From the label, Pumpkin Chai contains black tea, cinnamon, cloves, caramel, carrot, lemon peel. pumpkin candies, and other flavors.
It is available in the following sizes: 2oz for $8.50, 4oz for $17.00, 8oz for $34.00, and 1lb for $61.20.
When I first opened the package I could smell the cinnamon and cloves. As it brewed I just got more of the spicy aroma. The tea itself was a smooth chai, not as spicy as I had hoped for, but sweet with the caramel and pumpkin candies. Overall it wasn’t my favorite chai that I have sampled, but it was a fun seasonal brew that I’ll enjoy drinking.