…like Leafy Washcloths by Megan Goodacre and Pumpking dishcloths (a KnitPicks pattern designed by Teresa Gregorio). These are both fun patterns to knit, and I have the leafy washcloth pattern memorized, including where I add my stabilizer rows (that do not stabilize much). With the fun I’ve had knitting these up, I may have to make more…or search out Santa dishcloths…or trees. We’ll see what the searches yield. 

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Some of my fall fun washcloths…I’m already making more!

I was also asked to knit bowl covers that measure a little bigger than the pumpkins. Now I have to find the right yarn for the coolest knit pattern I found. I think it’s going to be an adventure, but she’s worth it. She almost kept the pumpkin for the bowl cover, but it sold and quicker than expected. 

DSCN5074Aren’t those pumpkins on the right side just lovely? The yellow leaves also went to a good home.

During the search, I found some easter egg dishcloths in knit…and downloaded the pattern to my kindle. I have a summer pattern for the special request and can’t wait to see what else I’ve found. I’ve also made a smidgen of progress on the shawl, I might be on skein eight soon. I’ll get a better photo when it does and hopefully we get a full two days of sunshine in a row to take photos. (It’s now snowing, but it’s Halloween, so it’s almost expected in Michigan). Until next time, Happy Knitting!

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That pretty blue and purple leaf lace cloth became a gift with another requested…and I might put more of that stripey pink to work…we’ll have to see.

Stalking Startling Butterflies

September 26, 2019

I was walking to a new favorite knitting and lunch nook today and actually remembered my camera. As I cut across a simple, grassy hill, I noticed a familiar flutter of orange and black. I recognized this to be a beautiful, but elusive monarch butterfly. Shortly after, two yellow beauties fluttered past me. I’m talking a lovely pale yellow tone, with some white on them. I wondered at this sight and where they fluttered off to. 

The lovely butterflies that allowed me a simple photograph today…

Soon after I set up my knitting items and lunch, I recalled that I had my camera and wondered again where the butterflies had gotten off to. …I finish lunch, then knit away at my leafy washcloth by Megan Goodacre. I also got to my shawl a bit, but later. Today, it ate lunch and found it interrupted by the butterflies. I opened the camera bag and set up my camera to find a butterfly flutter by me. I checked his location, set my camera and started snapping photos, trying not to startle the striking beauties. 

All the pretty washcloths… I just can’t get enough of these, but I’ll try to have another pattern to show before I return to these. 

The yellow ones were a little shy, but stayed still long enough to allow me a photo. The orange and black butterfly decided I did not need her photo and ran off only to be seen fluttering by as I started my car to pick up my client. I still got some lovely knitting done and enjoyed some beautiful sunny weather. And guys…I have to photograph this one in progress…Look at this lovely sunshine yellow. I’m in love (and I don’t normally go for yellow). But check this one out.

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Please forgive the lighting on this…I’ll work for a better photo of it as I block it and share this lovely bit of sunshine again…

Also, it’s a banner week for me. I don’t love butterflies. I will not go into a butterfly house. I will patiently wait outside, knitting,  for you to finish. Yes, I have tried it, and I don’t like the way they grab me. This may be why I’m so into them in nature. They don’t land on me in their natural setting and remind me of more turbulent times. Alas, I do enjoy them in nature and wish to share some of my progress with you.

 

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Shawl progress for the meantime…someday I’ll show this thing full size. Until next time,  Happy Knitting!