Why can’t I resist the urge?

Last night, I started a new project using a discontinued colorway (Amber) from Tanis Fiber Arts. The range of oranges and browns reminds me so much of Autumn and they are some of my mom’s very favorite colors. This is my first time using a cashmere blend yarn and I’m excited to report that this is the softest skein of yarn I’ve ever used. If you haven’t tried Tanis’s Purple Label yet, then you gotta give it a try!

So, what am I making? What is the new project that has caught my attention and left my other projects begging to be finished? Kristel Nyberg’s Less Is More Cowl. I love the lace/rib design of this cowl and so far, it is super easy to knit.  This cowl will become a present for my mom once it’s complete and I can’t wait to see the look on her face when she opens this gift Christmas morning.  (Don’t worry…. she doesn’t read my blog so I have no fear that this suprise will be spoiled.) 

Still, I have so many projects that I’m working on and just not enough time to complete them all, so why do I always give in to the urge of starting a new project….?  Maybe it’s that moment when I can see my handknit taking shape.  Or watching the tonal shades of yarn blending together to create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece.  Whatever the reason, I will always have grounds for starting something new.  (no matter how much time I don’t have to spend on it!)

Fall is coming….

At the wee hours of the early morning, while on my way to the chicken coop, I was greeted by fog drifting over the fields, through the woods, and stretching across the Canadian hills in the distance.  It was absolutely breath-taking and I found myself caught up in the moment, frantically snapping as many pictures as I possibly could.  One photo set itself apart from the others, displaying the fog hovering above our top field, which is something I’ve never seen before.  Normally, when fog rolls in, it consumes everything, but not this time.  Check it out:

With the temperature steady in the 50’s and the crispness of Fall in the air, this was a perfect morning to relax on the porch with a hot cup of coffee.

Distractions….

I’ve been working so hard on the Sweaterbabe Lace Blouse that recently, knitting & purling 300+ stitches (for the cardigan’s yoke), is really starting to wear me down. So, I decided to pick up an early fall project using a beautiful skein of Romney Ridge Farm worsted wool. The tonal shades of the strawberry colorway are so beautiful that my lace scarf is transitioning into a rustic centerpiece for my neck. I’m so excited about this project that I honestly cannot wait to finish! Here’s a sneak peak at what I’ve created so far….