Wednesday, October 21, 2009

fall day

Today is, I'm afraid, probably one of the last fine fall days we'll have before cold blustery weather sets in. We may get a couple more, but I'm not holding out too much hope for it. The Old Farmer's Almanac says we're in for it this winter.

Anyway, Jamie and I have hooked up with a new playgroup that likes to get outside a lot, so when today's expedition to a local forest preserve with a lake and a walking trail hit my in-box, I made sandwiches, packed a banana and we headed out.

The lake had ducks and lots of people walking dogs, and falling sycamore leaves, and all in all, it was a Good Day. It was such a good day that someone has been asleep for three, going on four hours.

In the quiet, rather than clean, or load the dishwasher, or pick stuff up, or even mess with my walnut skins and my crappy bucket, I cast on for Baktus, a scarf that allows me to do something I absolutely adore in knitting - make striped garments with long-repeat self-striping yarns.
The two-row Noro scarf everyone made last year, or maybe the year before? Loved it. Would knit one for everyone I know with a neck if I could.
This uses a Zauberball I bought at Stitches Midwest, and so far, it's utterly captivating. It's going to be my computer desk knitting.


Anonymous said...

Photos of Jamie remind me of drawings of Christopher Robin in my ancient, Winnie The Pooh book. Thank you, Thank you Paula in Iowa

Pat said...

How has the knitting with that Zauberball been going? I hear it's thick and very thin, uneven twist, and a lot of knots. The colours are pretty... but I don't want to be fighting with a yarn in any knitting I do. Look forward to seeing what you get from it.