Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Autumn Begins

I'm percolating my knitting. Exciting ideas are brewing up a storm in my brain. 'Tis the season for storms and brewing and percolating what with the first day of autumn coming soon.

Socktoberfest begins next month and of course I signed up. I have definitely decided that I will not be knitting the Titania socks as written. I'd much rather show off my lace-work in a solid yarn. So I swatched up an idea of what I might like to do with the Titania yarn.

I'm thinking it would be a nice idea to write up a freebie sock pattern for Socktoberfest. I will keep y'all posted.

Yesterday, I received this handspun in the mail in trade for a Fiber Fish mitten pattern.

It's from Jenny, a.k.a. the Madwoman in the Attic. She has an Etsy Shop where you can buy some of her handspun if you like. This will be my first chance to work with handspun and I'm pretty excited. I was thinking a roll-edge beanie hat, then I thought of knitting an earband for it in a commercial yarn and seaming that to the inside as a deep hem. I think I got the better part of that trade. Thanks Jenny!

I've got three things on the needles right now. Two you've seen before and the third you haven't. But I'm not showing it yet. I'm sifting through ideas for that one too, so you'll just have to wait! Neener neener.

Autumn winds make me feel mischievous.


  1. I really like that pattern you've swatched. I think it would make a great sock!

  2. Do the pattern! I want a copy! I don't think it is too close to KBs to do both of them.

  3. Wow, gorgeous handspun - can't wait to see it knit up. What a neat sock pattern - so unusual with those little strands in it!

  4. I think it's a great idea to do a lace pattern in a solid yarn! For some reason, I always feel like lace patterns "compete" with the prints a variegated yarn creates.

  5. i love the pattern and the colors of your sock! it's just so yummy i could eat it! can't wait to see how it turns out! :o)