I don't know if it's the incessant rain we've been getting here in the southeast or the approach of autumn, but the knitting has kicked into overdrive this past week. I found the cutest little pattern for knitted acorns and made a few using leftover organic cotton yarn from my stash.
The acorn I kept is now hanging in the window over our autumn nature table.
I also (mostly) finished Elizabeth's Christmas blanket this week. I still haven't cast off because I can't decide whether to stop here or buy another skein to lengthen it a bit more and put a trim around the edges. Thoughts?
I've gotten further on the nested felt bowls I started last week. The red and purple need to take another spin in the washer to felt down a bit further.
You can see how they're still a little too big for their green nesting partner.
I've also been working on some Saturday Afternoon Hats for a special group of little ladies. Two down, three to go. The yarn is from Linda's lovely etsy shop.
Earlier in the summer, a dear friend of mine who lives in Ireland sent me several skeins of this wonderful Irish wool as a birthday gift. I had a hard time deciding how I wanted to use the yarn; a decision made more difficult because I tend to knit for everyone besides myself, and since this yarn was a birthday gift, I wanted to knit something I'd love too much to give away. :) I finally decided on this Simple Yet Effective Shawl. I can't wait to wear it on a chilly, autumn morning!
Last, but not least, I found this wonderfully squishy, hand-spun wool yarn on etsy, and as I was already thinking of making an i-cord Christmas tree garland, I decided to jump the gun and get started on my Christmas garland as well. I'm so glad I found this adorable yarn spun with little sparkles. The kids are excited already about how it will make our tree shine.