Friday, 16 October 2009


Chris and I drove to Hamilton and back and were able to enjoy some beautiful Fall scenery along the way. Lots of the drive is done on not so scenic highway, but every once in a while we would encounter a gorgeous display of multicoloured Fall foliage. The most beautiful Fall tree I've seen so far this season is the one right outside my window. I took this photo from my balcony this morning, and I know it doesn't do it justice, but this tree is perfect and round and a really bright fiery red at the top and deep amber at the bottom. It's stunning.

Which of course leads me to Fall knitting. Below I've put together a little collection of yarns I'd like to knit with this Fall.

I'd like to knit Jared Flood's Beaumont hat in Classic Elite Fresco in shades of blue. The incredibly soft skein of Punta Yarns Merisoft in colourway HP62 is destined to become a Koolhaas. This yarn is so decadent, dare I say even more buttery then Malabrigo? The 2 balls of Sirdar Baby Bamboo in the luscious cherry red colour plan on becoming a Shedir. I knit one a couple years ago and have worn in faithfully every since, I think that another in a livelier colour would do very well. And finally I have 5 skeins of my own Yellow Label dk weight yarn in my new favorite colourway Deep Sea, that I'd like to knit into this sweater that I've been thinking about for months.

My second pair of Leyburns, this time in the Gypsum colourway are coming along nicely, I've completed the heelflap on the first sock and with a couple more nights of staying in sick and knitting I'll have them finished.

There are so many other things I'd like to make this Fall, and not all are knitting related. I'd like to make an upholstered headboard and an ottoman. I'd like to sew Stella a fleece lined jacket. I'd like to do more drawing and painting. And I'd like to spin! I haven't done any spinning in months, and I'm really missing it. Hopefully sometime soon I'll have a weekend free to sit and spin and make things.