September 6, 2016
Labour Day has come and gone and everyone's talking about fall, even though we are having wonderful summer weather, but I have noticed a change in the air, especially at night. Still I've decided to stick with summer. Picnic anyone? After all, fall doesn't officially arrive until September 22nd.
I love these delicate blooms. I just googled and found out that they are called Peruvian lilies or Lily of the Incas.
Looks like fall wear. And after that sweet talk about summer, but being prepared can't hurt.
This Shawl Collared Cowl has been in the basket (dare I say) for almost two years. (I am so happy I can knit again!) I really like this pattern. I've knit it for gifts and for myself. Yes, I am one of those people, if I like something why not (sometimes) have two. :) I've knit two with Alpaca. It's soft and wonderful to wear, but it does stretch a lot, so, for this one, I added a lace weight mohair for support. Since mohair is suppose to be the warmest fiber, it should, coupled with the Alpaca, be lovely and warm, especially once the loft fluffs up.
A relatively fast knit, but I did spend too long in the fabric store staring at a wall of bland buttons. Nothing caught my eye, until, that is, I saw ice blue.
(Did I mention that I am so happy I can knit again!)
Raverly info here.
Lily of the Incas, Hydrangea, Wax plant bloom.
The last two years I've only had one bloom on my wax plant. Maybe it needs a new owner. (I give it a good fertilizer and put it outside in the summer.) Calling all gardeners...any ideas for more blooms?
'Til next time...Have a lovely week!