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.


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!