Monday, September 8, 2008

Fall is in the air.

Is it ever! The mornings are chilly, hovering between 0C and 5C, which makes for chilly walks to the bus stop. This morning Chey complained that her hands were cold so I decided to make her a pair of mittens or something (turned out the something was fingerless mittens). They went super fast (3yr olds don't have very big hands) and I finished one during quiet time and one after supper. Chey loved them so much, she insisted on wearing them to bed. They're made from Handmaiden Fine Yarns "Great Big Sea,", a lovely wool, silk and sea cell blend that is lovely to work with and beautiful to look at. I doubt I used much more than a quarter of the skein, so there is probably a hat (or maybe full mittens) or something still lurking in there. I'm looking forward to using some Casbah Sock yarn that I have, it has 10% cashmere... yummy!

I'll be starting a pair of convertible mittens for Eli from the same yarn (different colourway, of course) tomorrow. They might take a little longer as I'm not quite sure how I'm going to go about making them. 

I also finished Dale's Second Request Hat (the first was a close, but not quite) this weekend. He is thrilled. Apparently, I nailed it this time.... of course, now I'll need a new porta-project. As it's going to be a Christmas gift, I'll have to remain hushed......

Progress on my Avalon hoodie is going well. I've now finished the back (well, nearly... I do have to finish some short row shaping on one shoulder) and hope to have the front finished in the next day or so, depending on how long it takes me to finish Eli's mittens. 

Non-knitting related stuff is also going well. Eli's first week of school was a success and for the first time he's actually happy about going to school AND he's in a good mood when he gets home from school. I haven't talked to his teacher yet, but he's speaking French more at home and enthusiastic about the French he's picking up at school, so I can only assume he's able to focus and learn the language much better this year (he in French Immersion). Hopefully, this trend will continue.....

As for me, I'm off to bed. 6:30 comes awfully early these days......

1 comment:

  1. I am digging the fingerless mittens and would love you to email me a pattern!!! I'm getting more adventurous!! My girls would eat those things up!

    I'm glad to hear about Eli and how well he's doing after his first week. Hope all the good news continues on and he feels continually better!