Sunday, September 2, 2012

Happy September!

And Happy Labor Day to all...

It is time for a long weekend as we say goodbye to summer.  We have been busy here at home and our porch is almost done!  We wanted to save the original posts and spent alot of time stripping the paint and we are planning to get them re- painted today.  I can't wait to see them when they are done. We started the project in July and will get the posts painted this weekend.  Daryl wants the decking to weather a bit, so we will stain the floor next summer.  But right now, this is my favorite place to be.. and to knit!


I just finished knitting up a set of hat and mitts for a set of twin girls that are coming in November.  The yarn is an oh so soft merino, silk and cashmire blend.  A bit of lace and a sweet flower wil be adorable on these gals when they arrive.


I also finished up a lace shawl.  This was a project that I thoroughly enjoyed knitting as I didn't follow a pattern and just worked it...  I just knit what ever I felt like knitting at the moment.  I think it came our rather nicely!  And it is larger than most of the other shawls I've make from patterns.  The yarn is a deep beautiful cranberry red, which I prefer over a fire engine red.  I give myself 4 stars on this one.


 
And now, with fall coming, I'm getting ready for a couple of big craft fairs.  I have some felted pumpkins drying after processing them yesterday.  These pumpkins are so much fun to have around to decorate with and to keep your secret stash of chocolate in!
 


We are keeping busy this weekend and I hope you are too.  Enjoy your last days of summer as you prepare for fall.  I'll be looking out for the spectacular color show this fall ... coming to a local drive by soon!

2 comments:

Lisa said...

I absolutely love your felted pumpkins!

Valerie said...

Thanks, Lisa. They are so much fun to make.