Monday, September 8, 2014


This September morning, a Monday, Kentucky seems to be heralding the start of fall. It's all cool breezes, crispy leaves on the ground, the buzz of cicadas noticeably quieter than a week ago. And suddenly time seems to be going too fast. Already I've got so many of my fall days planned, and I need more time. How can we squeeze in more walks across the river, apple-picking, and fall festivals? A trip to Michigan, a visit to the pumpkin patch, and pie-baking?

Today Jude and I wore sweaters for the first time this season. I've got some new ones ready for him to wear once it really turns cold, but, barring a growth spurt, I think this Anders sweater will have to wait until next year. I made the biggest size, but my boy is still a little bit. He likes to point out the trees and snow on this sweater, though, so I think (and hope) that bodes well. Maybe he'll actually let me try it on him someday.

I used Malabrigo Arroyo for this sweater; it's squishy soft and wonderful to knit with, even during a humid Kentucky summer. I entered the sweater in the state fair just so I could get cheap tickets, and I was happily surprised that it received a ribbon.

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What's going on in your neck of the woods? After listless summer days, I'm feeling overwhelmed by all I need to accomplish before winter comes. I'm off now to make a to-do list, so at least the crushing onslaught of things to be done will be organized. Ha.


  1. This is a terrific jumper for Jude. I love the contrast of the blue and cream. Arroyo is a great yarn. We are immersed in school. Three weeks down and the fourth week starting. PTA has kept me busy but it'll die down a bit.

  2. Congratulations on the ribbon at the State Fair! Such a beautiful sweater for Jude.

  3. Oh wow! There really is no better combination of colours than indigo blue and white. It is an ancient and cross-cultural delight. It really is a lovely piece of work and clearly folks that know, thought so too. Congratulations!

  4. That's so pretty! I love the subtle variation in the blue...

  5. Gosh, I feel the same way about time! I read something- that I'm going go butcher- that went something like "the thing is, you think you have enough time." There's just never enough... days go so quickly the more you love them, don't they?


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