No, I’m not talking about the Brewers. Or the Packers. (Not that they’re not winning teams right now….)
First, though I have not been blogging, I have indeed been knitting. Knitting a lot, actually.
One of the things I have been knitting, for a brief but intense time, was a dishrag, for DishRag Tag V! Emily from YarnMiracle once again was kind enough to put this fun and amazing friendly knitting relay on. On September 21st, the box came:
filled with treats and dishcloth cotton, and a finished dishrag!
These were from my teammate Kirsten in Michigan. (Our team, number 9 on the list, was called the A-Nine-ilators!)
I picked up the cotton and my needles and began to knit, punctuated with a trip to the first meeting of the year (and my first meeting ever) of the local knitting guild, Three Rivers Knitting Guild.
Though I got it finished and the packaged mailed off via the Automated Postal Center that night, the USPS hijacked our package, holding it in Peoria two days past the promised delivery date. Oh, no!
But despite this unforeseen delay: thanks to awesome teammates and speedy knitting all along the way,
Whew! As the race just ended, to our glory, there is glory in the leaves around us also. It’s probably peak color here right now, thanks to an early cold snap a couple weeks ago, though right now it’s incredibly warm for October in the midwest. I haven’t had time for a proper photo shoot, but here are a few photos of trees within a half block of my house:
See the leaves blowing off the trees, below?
(you may have to embiggen)
That was yesterday’s Saturday Sky, by the way.
Lastly, inspired by a ‘homework’ assignment for a Harry Potter-themed competitive knitting group (you would think I’m competitive or something), I just designed a fractal-inspired hat for fall. It’s not truly fractal, but Sierpinski triangles were hard to interpret in hat form. Instead, I modified a stitch pattern from Barbara Walker’s second treasury, frogged a few attempts at semi-clever decreases, and came up with this:
Pythagorean Triangles Hat.
It fits my lovely knit-model, the RockStar, it fits me
it even fits my husband.
Pattern, Pythagorean Triangles Hat: download now