Tuesday, October 1, 2013

This and That and Happy October 1st!!!

(Photo via pinterest.com)

I haven't been posting very regularly on here.  I need to fix that situation!  I have just been so busy and at the end of a day I am pretty tired. 

I have been knitting alot.  I was working on a Mystery Knit Along called Watership Down.  It has been very challenging for me.  I never have read charts, I have never done lace knitting or knitted with lace weight yarn before and I have never knitted with beads.  I think now I have accomplished all of these things, but the project is going to be put aside for a new one that starts today.  It is another Mystery Knit Along called Morticia by Boo Knits.  It is not as long as the first one I was doing, this is 4 weeks long.  Every Tuesday I will be getting a clue and will be knitting this shawl.  This project has 1,000 beads in it!!  It should look really beautiful when I get done!  The shop I go to is owned by Debbie Davis and she dyed the yarn for me.  It is just gorgeous!!  Next time I will post a picture of it.  Debbie is so talented!!  I have also been knitting a baby blanket for a co-worker and his wife.  They are expecting in November.  That is coming along really nicely too!

I have been reading too!  I have gotten more books read this year than I did last year at this time.  I also listen to books on audible.  Right now I am reading The Cheesemaker's House and listening to A Place at the Table.  I really like both books.  I will be looking for a Halloween Mystery type book soon to read too.  Get in the spirit of the holiday so to speak!

I've got all my mums planted in the window boxes on the front porch along with ornamental kale.  They look so pretty!  I also planted 2 big yellow mums in the black urns out front at the bottom of the stairs going to the front porch.  I will take pictures soon of that too!  I need to plant my lettuce in the Winter Garden soon.  It is all ready to go, I just need time to do that.

Sorry no pictures this time, but soon there will be alot of them!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful Fall/Autumn.  I am enjoying the weather immensely and I hope you are too!


Low Tide High Style said...

Sounds like you've been busy! I can't wait to see your new knitting projects, and I love your new header!

xo Kat

NanaDiana said...

It sounds like you have been one busy lady. It will be fun to see what you are knitting. xoDiana

jenclair said...

1,000 beads! I can't wait to see it!

I recently finished The Curse of Malenfer Manor, an intriguing ghost story. I love reading Gothic mysteries at this time of year.

Shannon Baker said...

It sounds like an interesting series. I will check it out

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