The boys are back in school, the pumpkins are ripening, and we’re heading into weather that really warrants knitwear. Sweet onion chutney in the morning – it’s good to be heading into autumn! Summer is all very well and good, but it’s nice to get back into the regular routine.
I have a couple of knitting projects for to show you. Nothing too exciting, but stuff, nonetheless. Both of them are actually projects started long ago, and only rediscovered as I was cleaning up.
The first is a One Skein Wonder I made for Eleanor out of some Cascade 220 she took a liking to. I modified the pattern to add what will be three quarter length sleeves when she grows a little, and added a little eyelet pattern (taken from the Baby Bolero in One Skein) to the back, and of course, it was very much modified for size. The nearly finished object lay dormant until I found it last month and finally put the ribbed edge on. I thought a plain shrug would be useful for wearing over dresses when it cools off. I finally convinced the young lady to model for me. As you can see, she is a paragon of ladylike modesty and gentleness.
Ah yes. Truly a woman of discreet charm.
Of course, a true lady must be multi faceted. Here, Eleanor demonstrates the proper method of either smashing a parsnip with her bare hand, or dancing the Watusi. I’m not sure which.
At the end of the day, there are plenty of reasons for her to feel good about herself.
The other project discovered in my exploration was a Scholar Collar I made for Mr. Kninja some time last year. Clearly, there’s nothing innovative or original in my knitting here, but it’s a finished object I’m very happy with. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease doubled with recycled mohair that I got by deconstructing a thrift store sweater. The result is very green and very warm. The buttons are some hand made ceramic dealies I bought at a knitting shop in San Jose ages ago. It looks very handsome on Mr. Kninja, and I look forward to the weather cooling off enough for him to wear it.
I hope your autumn knitting is underway and going well!