We've had our first few chilly nights here in the Hudson Valley, which has got the knitting mojo good and going! I've been working on a new design and got the chance to do a little knitting by the fire. Oh, please let this weather last for the next three months. I would happily do this every night until Spring.
Off the Needles:
Finally finished the Kalajoki socks by Tiina Seppälä. This was one of the projects that got left behind during the summer hiatus, even though I only had about an inch to go on the second sock.
It's a fantastic design. The asymmetrical twisted stitch pattern is spot on. It's fresh, tidy, simple, and makes a stunning impression. It provides a bit of ribbing, so it's a good snug sock. The anatomical toe is also a nice touch that keeps the shape clean.
|Malabrigo Arroyo in "Purpuras"|
Things are starting to look a bit more autumnal in the garden as well. The late summer fruits are in: Bartlett pears, tomatoes, Macintosh apples, and the concord grapes.
|Oh, look, they match my socks!|
I also finished the lovely Norwegian Sweet Baby Hat by Djevellue for my niece, Josephine. I hear that these hats are a perfect fit for wee heads. Either way, they certainly are cute and quite elfish. The translated pattern requires a bit of interpretation. If you make one yourself I would recommend doing slanted increases (M1L and M1R) for a tidier look.
|Cascade Heritage Solids & Quarto (MC) and Shibui Sock (CC)|