It was hot again today. Actually, more humid and muggy than anything. I made a Sam’s run for more peppermints and tootsie rolls for all of you, and was never more glad to get into the car’s air conditioning after loading all of those packages up into my car! Even though it’s hot and humid, I’m ready for Fall weather. Are you? In the hopes of speeding it along, I brought out all of our Fall house decorations and put them up around the house yesterday. I think this is my favorite season for spicing up the house – even more fun than Christmas. When we moved into our house 15 years ago, I didn’t really like this over-the-sink window in the kitchen. It was just kind of …. weird. But I soon discovered that I could fill it for each season, and now I’d be hard pressed to give it up. The little window looks into our screen porch so it can’t really be called a “garden window” any more, but it’s just nice to have changing scenery to look at. (The other thing I like about this photo? It shows – clearly – that I need to add in a few more things. Which might necessitate a little shopping. Yes, I do like a fun mish-mash of things full up in there for Fall.)
But I know the real reason you came over to check out the blog tonight. You were wondering what went up in the Update tonight, right? Well let me tell you. We added in:
– Namaste’s Messenger and Hip Holster bags in black. (We also have these two styles in Peacock.) The Messenger bag is great for larger projects. It also has a padded divider and I know some of you are using it to carry your laptop around. The Hip Holster is great for smaller projects (like a sock-in-progress), but several of you have mentioned that you’re using it for a purse. Also a great idea!
– Fleece Artist’s BFL Sock. You’ll like making socks out of this yarn, but it’s also perfect for shawlette’s – those 1-2 skein patterns for keeping you warm around the shoulders in the Fall. (I have Fall-on-the-brain. I can’t help it.)
– The Loopy Ewe Solids Line. We’ve added in one of the three missing colors – Vintage Rose (#69-84). That means, there are only 2 colors left to get in, and we expect those within the next two weeks. THEN we can get those color cards done and ready for you. I know you have been waiting patiently!
– Dream in Colors September Dream Club Yarn. This month’s skein is Groovy, their bulky weight yarn, in a colorway called Bayou. What’s nice about it is, it’s quick to knit up! The pattern with this is for Slipper Socks, which we will email to you separately. Here’s the thing you’ll want to know about this. We have a lot of people on pre-order for this yarn each month. We aren’t taking any more to the list, as we had to turn our numbers in to Dream in Color awhile back. However, we’ve also added extras to be able to put up on the website each month for the rest of you. Plus, the pre-order people have the option to buy it or not to buy it from month to month. That means that we’ll continue to add in extra skeins (if there are pre-order people who take a pass on it), each evening. All pre-ordered skeins need to be paid for by next Monday, so by Tuesday, we’ll have the final counts up for everyone else to purchase. Make sense?
Back to my knitting, now. For some reason I didn’t get very much done over the weekend on any one of my knitting projects. Did you?
Your decorations look very pretty, Sheri! But I just don’t have the enthusiasm to put mine up since it was 95 degrees here today…sigh. Will enjoy the beach tomorrow…hard to believe it’s Labor Day Weekend already.
I spent most of the weekend knitting! Finally! Yay! lol I love fall too. It is my favorite season/weather etc. Love your garden window. I’d fill it up with seasonal items too. 🙂
I just love your decorations Sheri! I have two boxfuls waiting to come out of hiding. I have the same window too, and the plants are ready to come out and be replaced by pumpkins, witches and goblins.
Terribly hot here in Chicago today. Humid and miserable. Worked on my shawl this weekend. Stayed inside in the air conditioning, watched some recorded programs and knit. Life is good!
If I had one wish, it would be an extra few weeks of true Indian Summer!
Beautiful decorations 🙂 I just placed my order for the Dream in Color. Small order for me, but September is right around the corner 😉 Pumpkin Spice Lattes!!!!!!!!!! Headed to Starbucks in the morning.
Love that window and the decorations….I was pondering putting up my fall displays…..but couldn’t quite get to it…hot here in Mass as well and we are on watch for Hurricane Earl possibly grazing us this weekend…
spent the weekend knitting on Wendy’s KAL, well Sunday anyway as I was waiting for the next part to go up – don’t know if I can keep up on this part for this Sunday’s part, each row seems to be taking about 20 to 30 minutes – can I be on vacation this week to do so?
I didn’t get that much knitting done over the weekend, which bothered me quite a bit at the time! Of course, I’m working to catch up on the latest part of the Shetland Pi KAL, and will be ecstatic to have Monday off to do as little as possible!
I am a beginner when it comes to knitting. I make prayer shawls with a group of women at church. We get together on Wednesday night. I just started last year. I just love this site. I check it several times a day. I am going to try dishcloths and scarves now..Do any of you have any easy patterns that I might use. Hope all of you have a very blessed day. Martha
I can’t believe that I misspelled my name that is supposed to be Martha.
Is there a Loopy Kids Club? The main part of my previous order is a Loopy sweater for my 10-yo daughter… which she is buying with her birthday money! Lately she has taken over my self-striping wool, and has been (frequently) heard to say “Mommy I’ll come when I’ve finished this row.” Any Christmas gift suggestions for a 10-yo knitter?
Just got back from Barnes and Noble where I enjoyed a Pumpkin Spice Latte in their cafe and the girl and I agreed seeing them out is the first harbinger of the fall.
Spent the weekend working on an Azzu shawl – can get one done in a weekend so I am trying to get ahead of myself with Christmas gifts for friends and my grandson’s nursery school teachers.
Bring on the cool weather!
What a delightful display : ) I too am ready for Fall.
I haven’t quite got much to decorate but maybe my desk at work will get a mini pumpkin or 2…
As for the update – thank you for all the beautiful choices.
I received my ovarian cancer sock kit in the mail the other day – My poor hubby. lol He had no idea what he was getting into… : ) I will definitely need more stash space.
We will be leaving for the weekend on Thursday, to the lake house on Seneca Lake in NY. I’ll be getting (I hope) a lot of knitting and crocheting done.
Have a fabulous Labor Day Weekend!
I wait until it is more fall like outside to have my first Pumpkin Spice latte, 87 degrees just doesn’t feel right–but I did have a pumpkin/cream cheese muffin with my mocha this morning. NUM! Apparently, the muffin was OK when it is hot out!
The calendar says nearly fall but the thermometer has been at 90 all week with more to come. That’s really hot for Maine! And we don’t have any A/C except in our cars.
Iced coffee for me for a while !
I do have a couple pumpkins in the garden but haven’t harvested them yet.
I’m so happy that fall is on its way! Reason number is the ability to wear handknits again (I’m wearing some wollmeise socks to work today and wore an Argus shawlette yesterday). Reason number 2 would be the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Reason number 3 is the fact that the Knitgirllls group is having a new knitalong. Yay fall!
Love your fall window. Fall is my favorite time of the year too. I just want to get cozy,have a cup of tea,see the Octrober winds blowing the brightly colored leafs around the yard. And of mostly knit,knit,knit. It’s comeing soon!
No, didn’t get much knitting done …. went to the wedding where I wore my 3rd qtr challenge (at least to the church part – too warm @ reception). Now I am having to clean & sort our front porch so window guys can get to windows (remember your basement storeroom – now it is my turn to sort & dispose from our “catch all” space).
I aways enjoy looking at how others decorate to get new ideas. Thanks for sharing. I am also wondering if I may get the the waiting list for the Dream in Color club? I have never been apart of a yarn club and I really like this collection.
what an inspiration you are, I saw the shawl KAL you are doing this morning while catching up on your blog posts and started it at noon, I have finished the first 2 parts already, and loving it Using a Bartlett Cone in red that has been marinating for the last 10 months!!!!
I just rearrange my fake pumpkins and scarecrows. They live somewhere around the yard all year. When Halloween comes I put the crashed witch on the fence, then I am done till Christmas, when I really go nuts!
I would be tempted to yank up the blinds too! Nothing interesting outside our windows today.
I got to the bindoff row of the second fingerless mitt this weekend, but have not yet bound it off or started on the thumbs.
I’d be more happy about fall if we had already had summer….Yesterday it was 54 degrees (F) and pouring rain. My tomatoes and raspberries are green; the only large things in my garden are weeds. Oh well, no tornadoes or floods, so could be much worse! And I got to wear wool socks, too!
Well…let’s just say that my youngest son and I did not care for being thrown from summer into straight into fall, just about over night. Most people around here that I know feel the same way! We’re talking about dropping for the low 90’s (which is too hot for us) to the mid-50’s with high winds, which is way too cold, with tons of rain, especially when you aren’t used to cold temperatures anymore. Moving into the cold weather of fall has always been hard. I guess we’re more of upper 60’s to lower 70’s people. Picky, picky, I know, but I think most people have definite weather and temperature preferences. 🙂 That being said, we do love the fruits of fall harvest season, with apple pies and cobblers, fresh apple cider, pumpkin pies, and the like! And, we can’t forget to mention the beautiful fall colors on the trees, as long as there is still some green on the trees with it! (We’re not fans of the deciduous trees after their leaves have fallen, though, because our trees won’t get their leaves back until May.)