brewing mulled cider

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I’m loving working on my Knit Night scarf. I’ve come to call it my Mulled Cider scarf, because of the luscious colors of late fall found in the yarn, and the fact that the tart I have been burning is called “Mulled Cider.” (Needless to say that I’m a big fan of mulled cider.) The yarn is Cherry Tree Hill Yarn Glitter Alpaca in Serengeti.  The beads I am using are some 6/0 Czech Glass E-Beads that are crystal copper lined. They match the yarn perfectly, and while the metallic thread in the yarn is golden, the copper beads seem to simply melt into the picots. I’m debating on weather I’m going to severely block the picots out, or do a simple gentle wash and block. Oh, the choices!

The weather hasn’t cooled off enough yet to wear my woolens out. I’m the most excited about debuting my Miss Winkle (which needs some good pictures yet) and wearing the Mulled Cider scarf. I don’t have many other nice woolies to wear out- mostly what I have that I have kept is some ratty handwarmers and wonky hats! Maybe I need to do an Operation Woolens Drawer or some such to build a wooly wardrobe….

What are you brewing this afternoon?

tackling wips kal fo #1

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That is my project bag. It’s very big, and very full. It’s definitely my Mary Poppins bag, because it’s so deep and full of unfinished projects that it’s hard to really explain.

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There it is on the inside, minus a bag of stuffing and the body of an elephant. No, it’s not a grave-site, but it sure feels like one. There’s at least five projects in there, plus unending amounts of yarn that just needs to be tossed. Fortunately, I rescued one out of the bag on Tuesday to haul around school with me and finished.

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Out of everything in the bag, I pulled out a dishcloth. Just a plain one, meant to be in the kitchen because Mom rather likes using them compared to store-bought dishcloths. I submitted the project as a FO for the MySister’sKnitter Tackling WIP’s KAL. Check out the ‘deets at Ravelry if you are interested in my notes.

I promise that these posts will become more interesting as time wears on! It’s weird to actually be blogging again. I conveniently left my camera at home today, and I saw all kinds of wonderful sights on the way to and from school. I had a Bald Eagle fly right down low in front of my car- it was so stunning I didn’t even reach for my cellphone to snap a picture! I hope your Wednesday has been wonderful! I’ll see you on Friday!

-Autumn