Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Fall Shawl

I did what I said I was determined not to do last week: fell off the face of the earth. Friday ate me all up. I had a conference proposal that needed submitting and with a bunch of extraneous noise from the window and just outside my office door (everyone thought it would be a great place to chat Friday!), it took me about three times as long to do it. :P THERE WILL BE AN FO THIS FRIDAY! I swear it! I'll write it up tonight, in fact! It's been way too long.

In other news, this sucker is damn near finished. I got to where I thought I'd finish and decided it needed 28 more rows. Then there will be fringe and it will be the greatest shawl I have ever knitted! I'm so excited!


Check out the incredible autumn light, too. So pretty....I jumped the gun rejoicing fall's arrival a couple weeks ago. We had an 80-degree weekend last weekend. Today has the nice, crisp autumn feel in the air. I drove through some falling leaves last night that made my heart pitter-pat. :) I've been riding my bike all over town, too. The weather has been absolutely perfect for such a ride. It's just too miserable in the summer.

What have you been up to? Any fall outings planned? Are the colors changing where you live?

12 comments:

  1. Ha ha I jumped the gun on fall too - it's been in the 80s every day for a week now.....still waiting for the chance to actually wear my sweater. That shawl looks lovely - especially the soft colour

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    1. Here too! Too hot for fall. :P Thank you!

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  2. Fall has definitely started here as well (the Netherlands), although it is not too cold yet the leaves began to fall and there's this typical autumn sunshine. The shawl looks great in that light, can't wait to see the FO.

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    1. The autumn light is just so spectacular! Dutch fall sounds like Iowa fall. :)

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  3. That cold snap in mid-September had me digging out the sweaters and scarves -- definitely jumping the gun, as it has been warm here, too. The trees are changing, and I just visited the Lurie Garden here in Chicago to see what the perennial, prairie-inspired garden looks like in autumn.

    The evenings are cool, though, and I'm enjoying knitting a cowl out of some precious Plucky Knitter yarn I unearthed from the stash.

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    1. I go by a prairie reserve every day on the bus and I love to see the huge fields change throughout the year. I hope you found the trip worthwhile! This is definitely knitting weather, if not quite wear-your-knitting weather. :)

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  4. We visited London last week and it was still so warm I actually walked around in a Summer dress (including at night). Crazy!

    The trees are definitely changing colour, the weather just hasn't quite caught up yet.

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    1. That is crazy! I don't mind the longer summer, though. :)

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  5. I've been having the exact same problem! I plan on blogging no matter what, but then boyfriend makes dinner and turns on a movie and all I feel like doing is relaxing. I'm so excited to see that project finished, it has a beautiful texture!

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    1. lol, that's how it goes here, too. :) Thanks! I hope to finish it very soon!

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  6. I'm luxuriating in our Indian Summer ....some leaves are falling, but the temps are still warm, the days sunny and dry :)

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    1. The best! We were warmish and dry until today. It hasn't stopped raining all day long. :P

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