Monday, October 7, 2013

mostly knitting moonday

It's autumn for sure. We had a freeze last week so the tomatoes, basils, and other tender plants are done -- hardier ones like mums and chard and parsley prevail. Truthfully, it was a relief to let the tomatoes go toward the light, there was really very little hope. Our temperatures will be close to 80 degrees today so it's warmer outside than it is in the house, it feels so good out there.

 I've been knitting a lot lately -- on the lady sweater, some hexipuffs, and yesterday another acorn with smaller needles and finer yarn. Found a few real acorns, too -- felt sort of bad taking them because they're a food source for squirrels, but not bad enough to stop me. 

A mandala cloth of some sort is in the works on a woven background. It sort of looks like a dream-catcher at this point, but that's not really what I'm envisioning. But who knows.

I'm organizing cloth and yarn -- that means a few more short lengths of yarn leftovers were added to the minestrone project. Straight stockinette on straight needles. This is the kind of knitting that you can walk through the house to let the dogs in or out while you're knitting because there's no ball of yarn, just a length trailing behind you. I mention this because I've seen amazing old photos of people knitting socks and such while they're standing or walking, pretty amazing.

Today is a waxing moonday in the sign of Scorpio. Quiet focus on inner matters is Scorpio energy. Building, growing and working toward completion are waxing moon energies. Things are happening on all levels so why not focus on the best-case scenario.

Harmony might be a good word for today.


Nat Palaskas said...

Those knitted acorns are too cute! I might even have a go at knitting them! Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern. I like the sound of knitting and walking. You get a lot of exercise doing that. Great post as always - Hugs Nat

Ms. said...

Lovely everything, and 'harmony' too!
Couldn't be a better gift.

deanna7trees said...

everything is lovely, as usual. can't stop looking at that last bright and beautiful.

Peggy said...

Hi Nat, hope you like knitting them -- they're fun and quick! ;)

Thanks, Michelle. Harmony, yes. We can hope.

Deanna, thank you -- it's VERY bright in person, too! ;)

Nancy said...

Ahhh...acorn love! Tell me more about the Autumn book? I had been contemplating a Mandala type cloth for next year. The yarn scraps are so bright...not used to seeing that here! Very cheery :)

Birgit Olann said...

The small acorns are very pretty and give each year in fall again delight.
Have a good time

handstories said...

Your cloth & weaving is so peaceful. I have taken small knitting along on slow walks, w/yarn in my pocket. & I always knit during dentist appointments, to distract from the anxiety (though I often have to undo the too tight result!)

Peggy said...

Nancy, thank you -- and the book is Autumn by Susan Branch, sweet.

Thank you, Birgit -- little treasures!

Hi Cindy -- thank you -- I thought you'd be able to walk and knit at the same time!! I remember when you said your breathing changed when you knit, how your sister noticed it. That stuck with me.