Returning with Eye Candy

M and I went on a junket to visit my family in Wisconsin for the first week of August. We had a wonderful time. I thought I would get a lot of knitting done, but that was not the case. I worked on a WIP for M, and I started an entirely new sock for myself. I have single socks and partial socks all over the place, but we don’t have to discuss that right now.

I do have three FOs to post about and several WIPs. However, the Fall IK was in the mailbox when we returned. Tonight is a swatch. I must do it. The pattern won’t leave me alone. But you’ll have to wait to see what I am swatching (keep your fingers crossed that I get gauge!). Yes, I’m mean. I will say it’s a sweater. I hope the yarn I want to use will work (I can’t find the blog post of the yarn, so you’ll have to wait for that too I’m afraid). It was intended for a different sweater last Fall. But I’m 18 pounds and a couple inches smaller now, and the old sweater has six inches between sizes. What would have been generous ease before would be ridiculous now. So, it’s the Fall IK to the rescue!

It’s less than three weeks until my 1st Blogiversary! And I am nearing my 1000th comment. Contests are coming! Pictures of FOs are coming! WIPs and new projects are coming!

But I have to get my act together first.

In the meantime, here’s a little garden eye candy all the way from Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Hollyhock
Hollyhock, Mom’s garden.

Coleus at Paine Art Center
Coleus, Paine Art Center Gardens.

Happy Knitting!



13 thoughts on “Returning with Eye Candy”

  • Welcome back, Brenda. Thanks for the all-natural eye candy. Can’t wait to see which IK sweater has you full speed ahead on the swatch already!

  • I hope that you had a wonderful, restful trip! The botanicals are beautiful, and I can’t wait to see what’s been on your needles!

  • Oh, wow, 18 pounds! Great job! I’m embarking on a similar quest…. So glad to hear you were away…I was starting to worry! August is a good time to get away to someplace cooler.

  • Those are lovely photos! My brother lives in Oshkosh and he and my parents often visit the Paine Gardens. Small world!

    I can’t wait to see what sweater you chose from the new IK! I really liked several myself.

  • I wish someone would dye a skein of sock yarn using those coleus colors, in exactly those proportions. That little splash of spring green would be incredible!

  • Welcome back! What pretty photos 🙂 I’m curious to see which IK sweater won’t leave you alone…. there are so many pretty ones this time!

  • Welcome back! You certainly have me curious about which sweater you are set on knitting! I’m glad you had a nice time on your visit. Lovely photos from both your mom’s garden and the Paine.

  • My goodness, what gorgeous pictures! Simply lovely. And 18 pounds? Really? That’s marvelous! I think I’d be doing backflips if I lost 18 pounds! Good for you.

    Hope your still doing well, and feeling okay. Can’t wait to see your WIPs!

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