>> Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hello all and happy October. Just a little late getting into this month. I'm finding with the wind down of warm weather and more activities to go to with school back in session I'm having to budget time better. I feel much like that leaf, one foot still planted in the warm weather and carefree days of summer and the other in the cool crisp days of fall.

This month the EZ knit-a-long was a polo type pullover. Complete with v-neck and collar. Not really my thing so I skipped yet another month. I am still working feverishly on my clasica coat because I want to wear it as soon as possible. In between sections on my coat I have stopped and worked on a couple of other small projects just to give myself the satisfaction of finishing something. The clasica coat is pretty but there appears to be a lot of finishing in my future...ugh.

So while I figure out my autumn routine, work on my coat, and sew some Halloween costumes, I am going to enjoy my day (because it is raining which I love) and peruse the latest addition to my knitting library.

A lovely book with great anecdotal stories from the author, beautiful knits, and much to my surprise a lot of discussion regarding the designing of knits. I can't wait to read it more thoroughly. I hope you are all enjoying your October.


Christina Scovel October 14, 2009 at 6:42 AM  

I picked up the French Girl Knit book a while back. I made the fuzzy cardi ... which didn't turn out nearly as pretty as the pictures in the book :(

It is nice - but not as cool as the picture.

What are you planning on making first from it?

Renee October 14, 2009 at 6:49 AM  

What a great picture of the leaf!
Enjoy your new book. I'd love to hear a reveiw from you after you've read it. :)
Have a great day!

Thea October 14, 2009 at 7:08 AM  

I had French Girl knits out from my library earlier this year. It IS a great book - I couldn't picture myself in most the knits, but they are bee-youtiful. As is your leaf.

Kate October 14, 2009 at 7:14 AM  

I'd love to hear more of what you think of the book - especially about the patterns - it's one I've considered buying.

Chris October 14, 2009 at 7:40 AM  

I've been uncertain about the EZ collar pullover, too. Though it would probably fit well, being EZ. That's a great leaf photo. Happy autumn!

Hip Mountain Mama October 14, 2009 at 7:45 AM  

What an amazing and artistic picture you took of that leaf! Very pretty!

Heather October 14, 2009 at 8:38 AM  

I love that book! I am looking forward to diving into some projects this winter.

Can't wait to see your coat.

Yarnhog October 14, 2009 at 8:41 AM  

I love your fall leaves picture. Just gorgeous. (Palm trees don't change colors. Sigh.)

I have that book, too. It's lovely, but I have yet to make anything from it. That seems to be the story of my life, actually. I have tons of gorgeous books, but I never knit the patterns. I'd love to see what you choose to knit from it.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: October 14, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

Beautiful, beautiful, leaf! You ought to press that in a book to preserve it.

I know what you mean about finding balance and a routine. At least with rainy weather you have a good excuse to sit inside and knit!

That looks like a lovely book. Enjoy.

Jessica October 14, 2009 at 12:45 PM  

I just looked at that book the other day at the book store---it's lovely!

affectioknit October 15, 2009 at 10:23 AM  

Look at that leaf!!! I want that book too...

lucky knitter October 16, 2009 at 2:48 PM  

Those leave pictures are beautiful! I have that book too, but have yet to make something from it. Everything is so pretty in it.

Philigry October 16, 2009 at 4:58 PM  

i love this book! my neighbor has it! all of the patterns look great!

Pom Pom October 17, 2009 at 7:33 AM  

Hello AHM! I can't wait to see the coat!

Kristyn Knits October 17, 2009 at 7:37 PM  

I've gotten a bit out of step myself...
love your fall leaf photo!
and your new header!!

Jackie October 19, 2009 at 7:46 PM  

Love October, Autumn is great !!

MadMad October 20, 2009 at 3:37 AM  

Oooh, I've had my eye on that book for a while, too! Thanks for the review! I'll give it a whirl!

Julia October 20, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

That is the coolest leaf photo. Good luck with your knitting!

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