Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Hot Weather Sunset

What a spectacular sunset occurred last evening on my way to Judy's house to pick up my long awaited Three-Cornered and Long Shawls by Sigridur Halldorsdottir. Since I was heading west the sun grew in the sky up the hill on route 44. Judy, I'm sure you know what I mean. What was so stunning was the orangey-red fullness I witnessed. There were no pink clouds streaking the sky ...only a gray haze! It was breathtaking. When I turned onto Austin Avenue, I lost sight of the sun until I approached the apple orchard; again the sun was another striking sight hanging over the fruited trees. It never fails to cause me great joy....this daily occurrence. Add to this I picked up my new book (Thanks, Judy!) and squirreled it away to enjoy with my evening snack.


I love the many patterns it holds. The pic to the right is just one of the lovely patterns done in two natural icelandic colors.

After the sunset ride I headed to Sue's R I Handspun to knit with some buddies. Sue was checking out patterns, books and magazines; she also showed us a Harrison sweater she is sewing together. Patty was reworking the sleeve of her grandson's naturally dyed sweater. Carol R was sewing together her wonderful Mountain Mohair sweater.Paula was working on purple Opal toe-up socks while Lois started Opal socks in another colorway I want to knit. I continued work on the slip stitch cardigan. I also worked on the Tiger and created a bit of a frenzy. Several skeins of Opal were purchased to make socks. These socks are so much fun.
The pattern is so easy and the results are stunning.


3 comments:

Judith said...

I'm lost in your beautiful sunset...the description is lovely and I feel as if I saw the same. The new book looks like a good one! And your Tiger knitting project--I like, I like!! Makes me send a big roar to you!

judy said...

neat looking socks, lady... are they toe up or is it just the picture?

Kristen said...

The book looks wonderful; I hadn't heard of it. I think I'd buy it because of the author's name alone! Reminds me of characters' names in one of my very favorite books, Jane Smiley's The Greenlanders. Oh , those tiger socks!