Monday, August 31, 2015

On the Needles/Hooks

A powerful wind/rain storm knocked
out power over the weekend for about
12 hours. Thank goodness I
love candlelight.

Happy Monday, everyone. Here we are in the last unofficial week of summer, and I'm already looking forward to fall. Yes, it is my all-time favorite season of the year. Of course, a doozie of a wind/rain storm occurred over the weekend that pretty much signaled the end of summer in these here parts. While we desperately need the rain, the wind caused a whole lotta havoc with trees that still have all of their summer leaves. 

As I wrote about here, I'll be hosting a scrappy CAL for my Gradient Flower Cowl. I am really aiming to make two different versions for myself - one version, whose color palette is inspired by the Olympic National Forest, will be done in the Lion Brand Amazing I have in my stash shown below. There's Rainforest, Olympia, and Wildflowers, with a smattering of Violets and Vineyard.

Additionally, I'm going to attempt a fingering weight version with the gorgeous scraps and yarn balls to the right that have been in my stash for awhile.

I need to work a sample motif to determine hook size (I'm thinking 4.25 or 4.50 mm, but I'll see). Then, after some quick math as well as determining exactly how wide I'd like it (since I think I'm going to make it bigger than the original sample since I have plenty of yarn I'd like to use up), I'll tuck into it. I must admit, I'm pretty excited to see all these colors in context.

And, finally, here's the fiber for a project I'm currently working up for publication:

I'm really loving all of these palettes. 

Fall is my favorite time of year.


  1. I'm sorry you were hit with such a big power outage. I'm glad you were safe at home. The first photo is lovely despite everything. I like its mysterious and dreamy mood.

    1. Thanks! Actually, with all the candles lit, it was a little dreamy I must admit. :)