Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Better Late than Never

All last week, without actually looking at the calendar, I kept thinking I had another week of September - a few more days before we got serious about fall.  Then late last night (or maybe it was early this morning), I realized September had come and gone.  Time to turn the page on another month.

I was fine with saying goodbye to September until it dawned on me I hadn't run the September giveaway yet.  So that's what I'm doing these first days of October.  I'll do my best to get back on track with the October giveaway later in the month.  In fact, I'm putting it on my calendar with a message alert.

To enter, leave a comment.  Please include your Ravelry name so I can contact you.  What are you working on right now?  Do you have any fall rituals?  Are you contemplating or in the midst of a Rhinebeck sweater?  

As a helpful tip, if you're in the planning stage for that sweater, it's probably time to get started.  Even if you're not going to Rhinebeck, it's a lovely excuse for a new sweater.  The winner, chosen at random, will receive a skein of yarn from Dirty Water DyeWorks - winner's choice.  The contest closes October 7, 2014.

One of the perks of attending fiber festivals is I get to see a lot of knitting either in progress or finished.  The downside is I come home and want to start half a dozen new projects.  This past weekend one project in particular caught my eye . . . just a little project.  


I have no business starting something new, and so far I've resisted. Well, I printed the pattern and picked the yarn, but you'll notice I didn't wind the yarn.  Yet.  It's a gray, rainy day here . . . perfect for starting a new project.  Or spending time with one already in progress.  Maybe I'll even do both.

14 comments:

APlanet4Creation said...

I'm trying to finish up my Christmas presents. I have over 15 WIP. - AP4C

Judy11 said...

I will not be attempting to get any project done for Rhinebeck, but will hopefully get something new on the needles in the meantime. Look forward to seeing you again. I love the colorway you have shown us here - it is my new fav palette!! Judy11 on Rav

jensimoneau said...

I'm into socks. Thinking of Christmas gifts too. That teal green is going to make gorgeous socks. Jensknits.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I'm still working on the novelty yarn - but it's the fifth and last one, and should be done tomorrow. Then I move on to Holiday knitting.

lisa said...

Working on a lace blanket test knit and trying to put together a knitted dinosaur pillow for my granddaughter. I do believe there is a shawl somewhere around here looking for attention!

Sheila said...

I'm in the middle of a pair of socks out of Patons Kroy FX. Surprisingly nice yarn, for big box store yarn. Being a west coast resident, no Rhinebeck for me, but I did get to go to OFFF (Oregon Flock and Fiber) this past weekend. Perfect weather, lots of sheep, lots of yarn. That's my fall fiber ritual.

SheilaOKeefe on Rav

rurallyeverafter said...

Rhinebeck will be a last minute decision and therefore, there may be last minute knitting to go along with it. I'm trying to wrap my head around the idea of needing a sweater, once that's over, maybe I'll think about knitting one!

1Geek2CraftAll said...

I keep making Rhinebeck Sweaters? This is my third one...for a two day event? But I keep getting faster at sweater knitting so yay?

Rav id: Pyra

LilyD said...

I'm still trying to finish the color affection out of green and pink Lillian yarn. I've promised myself I wouldn't start something new until that is finished. Ironically fall comes, school starts, and my knitting diminishes. Too many other commitments! You can find my on ravelry as LilyD.

Pat's here said...

I'll be missing Rhinebeck this year, but I'll be thinking of all the goodness (including warm cider donuts) going on there.

Patshere on Ravelry.

Marianne said...

Made Rhinebeck for the 1st time last year...WOW ! Thinking about the NE Fiber Fest this year. Have many WIP in the air...socks...hats...all gifts for babies & holidays. Rav : 58hollett

Just Juls said...

I am halfway thru a baby blanket for my new great nephew, but I keep eyeing the the shawl project that I have wound the yarn into cakes. It is taking all my self-discipline to resist! Ugh! I need another set of hands, then I could work on 2 projects at once! ...it's a theory...

your future rebbetzin said...

I'm still working on lots and lots of things, including a kleenex cozy for my friend's birthday and dress (and two sweaters and a blanket) for my cousin. Also, two sweaters and a shawl for me and a sweater for my father. Also, a wrap, though that's been hibernating for ages. And I need elastic for my skirt, but otherwise it's done.

Anonymous said...

Cowls,cowls and more cowls....for Christmas gifts. I did make a swatch for custom fit sweater for Rhinebeck,but that is far as I got ;)
Rav: mumula