My current work in progress:

Geiger by Norah Gaughan, knit from Wollmeise Merino DK in the “Schwefel” colorway, using 3.25mm and 3.75mm needles.

Happy October

Happy October, everyone! October and November are my two favorite months of the year so I am very pleased to turn the calendar page. And happily, the weather has turned a bit cooler so it is not a billion degrees with a billion percent humidity. I like my autumn to be . . . autumnal.

The winner of my review copy of Cowl Girls II is Susan Picciano, who has been emailed. As always, thank you to everyone who left a comment. I suddenly have a pile of new knitting books that I’ve received in the past week, so I’ll be doing a lot of reviews and giveaways this month. And likely next month. So be sure to stop by from time to time. I plan to review another great book on Wednesday.

In knitting news . . .

I finished up the first sleeve of my colorwork jacket Friday night, and started the second sleeve yesterday. Here’s my progress so far:

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It took me almost exactly a week to knit the first sleeve so the second will likely take about the same amount of time. So next weekend I will be able to get started on the neckband and front bands and the end is in sight!

Here is my box o’ yarn that I am using for this project:

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And here is a boy and his fuzzy rat.

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  1. Love the colors you’ve chosen. Looking forward to seeing this as it progresses.
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  2. I love October. Pumpkin time always makes me happy. Loki looks like he enjoys autumn as well. All that floof must be nice for keeping laps warm. 🙂

  3. Beautiful! Looks like a landscape, Art Deco style.

  4. It looks like it will be perfect colors for fall.

    Loki’s rat looks like it has the same floof-to-body ratio as Loki. 🙂

  5. Monica C. says:

    Gorgeous project! Are your sleeves going to be wide? It looks like you are planning to have a large hem – is that right? Autumn is my favorite season too – crisp, energizing, and beautiful colors – just like your sweater!