Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saturday Stash

This week I really got into the stash. 

Here are all the puzzle pieces .  Now all I have to do is put them together.  Ha, ha.  Always a lot easier said than done.  I used some purple yarn I bought in a thrift store on my little road trip last week.  The pattern uses three colors but I only had two that worked together.  So my third color is stripes!  Since pink and purple are all my 4-year old granddaughter wants to wear, it seemed perfect for this size 4 sweater.  It's not for her, though - this one will be donated.  When it's put together.   Soon.

I started a heavier wool sock than I normally knit.  This was a nice bit of stash left over from a young man's sweater.  I'm undecided whether it's for a man or a woman but I'm leaning towards the men's side.  And since it's going in the donation box, it's for anyone who thinks it fits.  

And...finally!  Those Woodstocks are almost finished.  Not quite because I need to re-knit the toe of the first one.  I made a short-row toe and a 3-needle bind-off since I had forgotten to take a needle with me to graft the toe.  I like the rib flowing to the end of the foot a lot better.  So, I'm going to do it again.  I must have known I would do that since I didn't sew in the end.  I like how these turned out but I'm not sure about the color blending.  Especially the second sock where the gold is joined to the yellow too abruptly when I started knitting in the round again.  But I do like knowing that I'm walking on words.  They came out as little black dots scattered among the stitches. 

The weather is changing.  Even though the sun is shining, I can feel fall just lurking around the corner. The light is becoming more golden and the air has a drowsy, wine-like quality.  There is a minor melancholy note underlying the warmth of the sun as if summer is sad to be leaving us. But go it must.  Time to make a rhubarb jam.  I'm experimenting with the last of the stalks from the garden.  Some onion, ginger, rosemary, balsamic vinegar and apples.  My last taste was pretty tart!  Hope the apples mellow it out. 


Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'll bet your rhubarb creations will be delcious! The Woodstocks came out great... and I love that there are words in there too. ;) like I love your words describing the fall changes in the air.

As for assembling sweaters, I'd just as soon take a beating (until it's over and then I wonder why I dreaded it so much! ;) I'll be looking forward to seeing it finished. blessings ~ t.

Inger said...

I love your knitting, those last socks are great.

Rudee said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the sweater all put together and on your model. I like the bit of bounce in the hem!

The socks looks beautiful. I'm still working on your last pattern! I have one done and one half way done. Maybe I'll work on them today.

Mimi said...

I love the little sweater, but oh those socks are fab! I agree that the rib continued to the toes looks better.
Your rhubarb jam recipe is interesting, I made pear and lavender last week, and have now come across a recipe for sweet tomato jam that I'm hoping i might get around to this week.
Time is at a premium here now, back at school, definitely autumn in the air. We've been promised sun this week, but it's too little too late :( Enjoy your week Stephanie.

deb said...

Love the Woodstocks! They look fabulous! Love the design & colours.


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