I’m pleased with myself for I indeed got the Dicey Highland Bonnet pattern updated yesterday to include the Dicey Highland Beret, and now I am squeezing in a quickie before I have to wind myself up to the max for the big Autumn Sweater Thing that I do every Autumnal Equinox for my nieces.
Backstory. Last Friday was the Independence Day holiday here, and we went on over to my brother’s as there was quite the party happening in his little Appalachian-esque neighborhood. Well, there I am knitting, you know ‘on-the-go’ , with the knitting bag slung over my shoulder and knitting as I always do. My youngest niece, Miss Eleven-Years-Old knows how to knit, and is getting better, so I said “Lets get you some knitting ! ” … so we walked down to her house and raided her mom’s stash & needles, and found a darling knitting bag and we set her up to knit-on-the-go too. So there’s the two of us among the wild & crazy dancing & feasting folk outside, she and I knitting together near the whole time, while walking about here and there with knitting satchels slung over our shoulders, swaying to the music … knit-dancing ! … and thoroughly enjoying our peaceful & productive selves ( stopping only to munch cake and other wonderful things ) . She got nearly half of a garter-stitch cotton dish cloth finished, and I made great progress on my hat band. I knit until it was too dark to knit any longer, however, Miss Eleven carried on knitting into the darkness which totally killed me, her eyes like a hawk’s .
Backstory over. About the forthcoming big Autumn Thing, this year I’ve got some ideas, I may either come up with a whole new design from which I will write & submit a pattern, or, I’ll just add some sleeves to my Penny Candy Tee. ((By the way, many folk have been making them, and I’ve been so proud !)) Whichever way I go, I must say, I better get cracking because it’s already first week over in July, and at the speed the seasons are going, I best not dawdle.
But I have a bee in my bonnet for the moment, about a wide and shaped band for a hat, and playing with some Alice Starmore Hebridean 2ply I’m on a roll. I’ve got most of my big chores out of the way for the week, so looking forward to just hanging around knitting !
Now THAT’S a fun 4th of July!
It was *so* fun ! I ate too much cake though, admittedly. 🙂 xx
Love the imagery of you and Miss Eleven knitting into the wee hours…
Hi Morrie ! Yes, knitting together into the night, with a live band and even cake… was as good as it gets.
Miss you ! Lets do a knit-walk on Cavedale one early morning come soon ! xx
…sounds like an excellent plan…maybe even closer to fall… 🙂
To be honest, as Cavedale is hot-as-hell this time of year, closer to Autumn sounds perfect ! Lets make a date for end-of September ! 🙂
Ooooo! I like the colors for this one.
Whatever it ends up looking like Carol… I’m calling it ” Azul ” 😉 . it is SO hot here these days, it’s all I can do to KNIT cool & watery colors. xx
These hats just keep on coming!
I love the idea of you and the bairn wandering around like minstrels, knitting and eating cake.
I cannot believe you are thinking about the Equinox sweaters already. It comes around too quickly. (Is that what old ladies say?)
Lizzi ! Yes, I know… too fast time flies… but by the time I’m all done & dusted with them, you know it’s going to be the end of September. Just think…. Miss Eleven just may be as tall, or taller than Miss Fourteen in the next sweater photos !!!!