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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday's What's Up In My Knitting World

Joining "Frontier Dreams" today and sharing my creations.

     While I'm fixated on finishing my Sherbet Heavenly Shawl  (almost to the end), I'm also working to finish up a mystery critter KAL Sheila that's been over for awhile.  I inadvertently discovered what it was on the last download of pattern.  Sheila is a Sheep!  Not too surprised, but because I looked at the others done, I decided to change my second color to brown from black.  I liked the brown sheep better.   Also my brown is 100% wool and a remnant of a hand dyed skein a friend gave to me when she cleaned her stash.  I love the little variations in color.  So I'm working on these wonky legs, that are easier as you work on them, but time consuming, but Sheila will be cute when done.  I'll have her perched next to me to make me smile and there's something about a lamb, it's innocence and trust that reminds me of the way we should be towards our Lord- trusting Him as we follow.  Yup, I could use more lamby in me!

     So I had hoped to have the sherbet shawl done by tomorrow  being the last day of August, but I'm very close and I'm coming up short on my yarn.  So Friday I'll order another skein to finish.  I'm thinking the rest of it, after I finish the shawl and add a small border, will make a lovely simple cowl.

     I want these two projects off my plate so I can focus on my Deep Stash Along project, a more fall toned shawl, Just Knit It with Gifted Stash.   And I need to get my hands back into my top down sweater for the Fringe Association's  KAL, The Really Improv Sweater!  so I can participate in that.  That's my Fall knitting, plus I have hats to do for the Hat KAL and Christmas.  But that all seems good cooler weather projects to start again and work on in September.

     It certainly seems like Fall today.  The nights are very cold and the heat has pretty much left.  In two weeks we'll see the Aspens above us on the mountain edges turn golden.  They turn at a higher altitude so you have to travel up to see them close-up; like traveling up through the pass here next to Pikes Peak and going on up into the National Forest.  It's an amazing day trip.

Join "Frontier Dreams" to post your  projects on Tuesday or later in the week.

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  1. Your shawl is gorgeous!

    Sheila the sheep will be so fun to have. Lambs are such a good reminder of Jesus our Shepherd.

    I have Morty the Monkey and he is so adorable and fun. Pictures on my blog if you search. I didn't make him myself. He was crocheted by a young girl and donated to a fund raiser auction where I found him.

    Have a happy day!

    1. Thank you! Yes my Sheila sheep is fun and she's taught me a new technique- SSK. I'm always learning something on the KALS.