I think I have knitting ADD

The commissioned knitted scarf I’ve been working on is more than halfway finished now. Since all other knitting has taken a back seat while I’m cranking out this project I’m getting restless.

I want to work on my AspenGlo, my Ozark Autumn, my Fiore de Melananza. I can’t even think about my half finished big gray cabled sweater from last winter. Or my Equinox Yoke Sweater which is at the point where I’m ready to begin the colorwork. Then there’s socks. The temps have finally dipped enough that I’m thinking about sock knitting because my feet are cold. Now that’s inspiration!

But no. I’m finishing the cabled scarf before touching any other projects. That’s final. There’s not a chance I will touch anything else. Not a chance I tell you.

Wonder if I have enough of that pale grey sock yarn to knit the Rivendell Sock? I bought the pattern months ago. If I just pull out the yarn and put it in a bag with the pattern…that’s not cheating is it?

For now…here’s a look at the Brooks Scarf.

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Part of our history talking about our future

http://player.ordienetworks.com/flash/fodplayer.swf?59805f5b

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

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The good/bad old days

Now I know we all have the horrid pictures of what we actually looked like back in the day as my daughter would say. But have you done this to yourself yet?

I graduated in 1977 but this 1974 creation is pretty dang close to what I looked like at some point in high school. For that matter it’s pretty close to what I looked like a couple of years ago.

Here’s what I’m talking about. Circa October 2003.

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Autumn arrives

Here are a few photos of the new house as viewed from the creek below.

Notes from my jounal….

Autumn has arrived. There are moments, quiet slow moments to watch a leaf flutter to the ground. Time to skip rocks in the creek, or just sit and listen to the birds. The new house has a balcony and railing now, a perch that eases my breathing and invites contemplation.

This week I built the first fire of fall. Thick chunks of seasoned wood carefully placed on top of the glowing kindling – sticks and bits of strips from the new house site. During the night, if – when I wake, I feed the big black Wood King from firewood I bring in before going to bed.

I love the fall and winter at the farm. They are slower paced and leave lingering moments that can become lingering hours for introspection or even pure idleness. During the dark months I’m cheered by slight bits of morning light that falls on the music stand by the window, and aroused by a second cup of coffee as I watch the steam erotically rise from the dark richness. These are not summer dalliances for the modern farmer. These are off-season pleasures.

Autumn has arrived, finally.

As for knitting….

The AspenGlo scarf is more than halfway finished. Currently I’m working, diligently I might add, on a knit-for-hire project so the second half of AspenGlo will not be finished as quickly as the first half.

But I have noticed how well the yarn goes with my barn jacket. Yep, a perfect match. The weather being chilly and windy I decided to take AspenGlo for a stroll.

First I showed AspenGlo the wood pile that will keep me warm when I’m not wearing her. (Definitely a her.)

Then we hiked over to the west pasture and I told her about the big straw rolls that we moved last week.

Unfortunately AspenGlo got a bit tangled in the barbed wire while watching birds. Hate when that happens.

As we walked across the farmyard she spotted a friendly face and stopped to say hello.

Then we walked into the lavender field and I showed her the big plants and the few remaining spikes. She thought they smelled lovely.

I rested for a few minutes leaning against the gate between the garden and the barnyard. Memories of King and Casey welled up and I shared them with AspenGlo. She was touched too.

Enough of a hike I decided and brought in some wood. AspenGlo was introduced to the Wood King before I struck the match.

Ugh…enough anthropormorphizing. I’m making myself ill.

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Big Thick Meaty

Well, maybe this should be titled Big Thick Wooly. Yep, that fits.

I’ve been knitting endless lace for months now. So with a little dip in the temps I cast on the Aspenglo scarf. While in Memphis I bought two skeins of a nice butternut squash natural henna dyed wool. I combined it with the Knit Picks Shimmer Lace in colorway Spice and am knitting carrying both yarns. They’re a really nice match.

Here’s a quick photo of the yarn that was taken two days ago. I’m now more than halfway finished! That’s fast!

Knitting and posting from War Eagle, Arkansas.

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A Swingin’ Little Tune

Here’s a really fun little ditty that my friend Pam emailed me.
Now let’s all sing along!!

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Our house, is a very, very, very fine house….

Walls! We have walls! By Wednesday there may even be a roof! It’s really starting to look like a house.

Here’s a look at our view at the lower pasture (and our neighbor’s horse that’s decided to visit) from the door to the back deck.

Squint a little and you can see the silver which is Clear Creek. This is the view from the bedroom. It’s amazing how loud the creek is! In the winter, once the leaves fall it’s going to be even more beautiful!

Me – cheesing it up.

Now how about some less-than-stellar knitting photos?

Here’s a look at the finished Ozark Diamonds scarf. I think I need to reblock it. Not enough stretch on it the first go around.

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