Thursday, September 23, 2010

First Of Fall

Progress on my newest shawlette has been slow.  I've moved on to les Abeilles.  This pattern was recommended to me by more than one person, and I was anxious to get the project underway.

I had a couple of false starts.  I started with one color that I love dearly but was sidetracked by another equally gorgeous one that I think will look stunning in this pattern.  And then there was a slight gauge issue, but I'll spare you the details. So this is my third start with this pattern.

Third time is a charm, right?

My current run of shawlettes all started small and grew bigger.  Les Abeilles is the other way around.  I'm starting big and going small.  I'm sure I'll appreciate that fact at some point, but right now I feel like I'm slogging through mud.  Uphill.

The 6th annual Fiber Twist is this coming Saturday and is being held in Deerfield, Massachusetts at the Yankee Candle Company flagship store.  Dirty Water DyeWorks will be vending at this event, and I'm really looking forward to it.  While I worked many events for Dye Dreams, it's liberating and empowering when it's all your own.

The vendor line-up for Saturday is diverse and eclectic.  I hope I can break away from my booth to see what others are offering.  I'll report back next week.

Today marks the first full day of fall.  It's no surprise that my color inspiration for the week is all about the season.

Green and red, the contrast between summer and fall.

Warm reds with depth and intensity.  Is that the red les Abeilles yarn I see?

Happy fall!


Tanya said...

I'm trying to figure out how to get a day to myself on Saturday to head to Fiber Twist - good trade for his getting to see a band twice in one week? Maybe I'll see you there.

Stephanie/Dirty Water DyeWorks said...

Yes, I think you've earned a day to yourself. Hope to see you there!

Taos Sunflower said...

Hope that show went well. Love the leaves...I'm missing fall color here in SoCal.