24 September 2008

Hello, Fall!

Fall is officially here when I start getting the urge to cast on for multiple knitted projects. Vests...sweaters...tweed...you get the picture. I'm nixing the urges for now though. My main priority is still studying for the LEED exam, which I'll take in December. So for now, I'm sticking to finishing my Pi Shawl, which I can knit while reading, and a pair of socks for Mike.

Oh. You think I'm being sweet, don't you?! Ha. I promised these to him for his birthday in January 2008, so really, I'm just following up here. And being the sweetie that he is, he changed a flat tire on my truck in his limited spare time before work.

They're Hedgerow Socks in Schaefer Heather yarn, another easy pattern that shows off the variegated yarn beautifully. The color is a bit subdued for my particular taste, but I'm enjoying it nonetheless.

Hedgerow Socks

In the meantime, I'm looking for ways to say yes to new ideas and events out there. I'm feeling a bit bored and antsy, so I'm trying to focus my energy to areas of my life that have flexibility. If this doodle (while paying attention) during a meeting at work tells you anything, something is trying to get out... We shall see.

Doodling...during a meeting

Lastly, but probably most importantly, we said a proper goodbye to Summer this weekend, with coke floats and a mountain range of ice cream sundaes at Franklin Fountain.

Franklin Fountain


andrea said...

I totally understand! I just want to start all sorts of new things right now, but I am trying to stay committed to finishing the things I already have going...but what I should really be doing is working on my graduate school thesis proposal, which is due in December.

If you're interested, since I too am trying to try new things, I've joined the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's book club - reading books pertaining to gardens, plants and the land.

Yay fall!

meg said...

Mike continues to sound like he takes the cake for cuteness.

And fall! Oh man, the leaves up here have already started to change, and the cold snap has given me a much needed energy boost. Revel in the tweedy goodness, Mariss! You know you'll be glad you did when winter hits.

And, good luck with the studying.

Nic said...

That doodle sketch looks like scales, maybe dragon scales, and feathery wings, and a plaid blanket thrown in on the left :)

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

A little bit south + it's fall one day, still summer the next. A few red + yellow leaves + the morning question "will I need a sweater today????"

Though you might like this site:

Anonymous said...

The Hedgerow sock pattern is a beautiful one - lovely for a pair of men's socks!

Good luck with your studying!

Mindy said...

I'm with you on the antsy feelings as well as the need for all of my needles to have yarn on them. I miss you and hope to see you on the 22nd!