Monday, September 7, 2009

Blame the Bugs!

I know I’ve been a very lame blogger this summer! It wasn’t intentional! I am still here though and most definitely knitting away!
We don’t have the best of internet connections at our house so that has had an impact on how frequently I make online appearances (and add to that the fact that we have to be outside to go online which means for me being mercilessly attacked by mosquitoes)! We have of course also been enjoying settling back into the house and catching up with friends during the longer summer days.

However now that we’re heading into Fall (my favourite time of the year) and back to a bit more of a routine I do plan on posting more regularly again.
I have several self published items in the works and plenty more in my head (I really do need some little knitting elves to help me out)!
One of the current wip’s is another shawl to be a companion of sorts to Aestlight. This will be worked the opposite way and also contain Shetland lace.
Then there’s the cozy deep red cardigan to keep me warm as the weather turns chillier…..and the Fair Isle smock (a re-working of one of my mum’s designs)…and hopefully more!


As I said I just love New England in the Fall, the colours are so appealing to me and I relish being able to wear handknits again. All the yarn I’ve purchased recently reflects my attraction to this spectrum of reds/yellows/browns.
So what’s on your needles or in your basket for Fall knitting?


9 comments:

m1k1 said...

Hah! When you find out where those knitting elves are hiding, please send some my way.

Sigrun said...

I'm participating in the Mystery sock Knitalong (Pattern by Nancy Bush), and am busy designing for the Alpaca Man (friend who raises Alpaca, whose sweaters I knit--he sells). Am falling in love with some of my own designs (as it should be, or it's just a job), and am thinking of submitting something of my own for publication. Still have time for test knitting, though.

Journeying Five said...

quite a few things in my basket, slippers to finish (posting soon) and socks! many socks for warm toes on christmas morning!

ablackpepper said...

Hey, i know those new england mosquitoes can be brutal with their biting! But am glad to hear you're keeping busy.

Oh, i have a few more rows (of about 420sts each on 3.35mm!) to finish on my sweater in a nice fall colour, there is a pair of mittens and practically ideas everywhere of what to knit next! The basket is overfilled.

enjoy it to bits.

Adrienne Martini said...

If you should need a knitting test elf, holler...

Hilary said...

I wouldn't want to be on the internet either if it meant being attacked by mosquitos! Eek! I'm greatly looking forward to seeing your new knits and designs. As for me, your Audrey in Unst is my first Fall knit on the needles!

Mon said...

What's on my needles? Um, two aestlight's?

Lolly said...

I have been thinking about you, and I am so happy to see the new post! I am sure you are looking forward to the NE autumn! I am quite excited for the season too. It's amazing to witness the change. Very excited to hear about your new designs - you are so talented~

kat said...

Gudrun! I have the same knitting basket but in different colors. And, I've been photographing it with my coordinating yarn colors. How funny. Can't wait to see that Fair Isle smock and everything else you're knitting.