Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Last of Summer & WIP Wed

As we dance through these last fleeting days of summer, I'm seeing signs that autumn is near. Along with the cooler temperatures (hooray for being able to open the windows in the evenings and mornings now!), the kids seem anxious to enjoy every last bit of the outdoors while they can. I was even convinced to play model in their tracing game last evening.

What a great vantage point to see into their world...

As the temperatures cool, the flowers are winding down their last summer hurrah.

But more autumnal nature bits are happy to take their places,

including the first leaves changing color.

My work-in-progress over the last few days, airplane travel is perfect for hat-knitting. Finn's Christmas elf hat, modeled by a silly Elizabeth. This Elfin Cap was knit with Malabrigo worsted in Alpine Pearl.


  1. I love the photo of chalk tracing. Such a fun mama! The knit hat is beautiful and your knitting really amazes me. Lucky family and friends to have such pretty warm accessories for fall! I wish I lived closer so you could teach me to knit!

    Lisa :)

  2. I love the elf hat! So cute. :) These are great photos.

  3. LOVE the first picture! So cute!

    The hat is so darling.

  4. love love love love the hat! I will have to tolerate my inlaws more often this year just to get some knitting lessons from you!

  5. Chalking is one of my favorites...even now!

  6. I enjoyed reading this post so much Joy! lovely thoughts on the transitions of the seasons... love, love the hat!! Super cute mama : )

  7. Hello Joy,
    Your elf hat you made is so beautiful. You are such a wonderful knitter! Aaah, you are moving into the season of Autumn, this is my favourite season, enjoy :)




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