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Happy First Day of Fall!

I seem to be playing catch up a lot these days!  Last week got away from me but I did get my Lett Lopi order in which makes me very, very happy.  I’m living in breathless anticipation for its arrival!

As I mentioned in the newsletter, there’s a brilliant knit along for a sweater designed by Mary Jane Mucklestone called Stopover that I’m really excited to start.  I used to make Lopi sweaters when I was at university, but I remember them being extremely heavy so I loved the feel of the Lett Lopi, which is lighter and the Stopover is knit on a 6.5mm needle which will make it feel even airier.

I’ve also got my eye on Strokkur by Ysolda Teague and when I work up the courage to try steeking, I’m going to make this beautiful Iunn.  I’m going to be very warm this winter!


In the meanwhile I’ve begun my Uniform Cardigan, which is yet another brilliant pattern by Carrie Bostick Hoge.  I’m using Galway in a lovely dark blue… which is terrible to photograph I’m afraid!  The pattern gives you options on the shape of the sleeves, the kind of pockets and collar, and the length, which makes it a wonderfully versatile blueprint.  This is my sweater number 5 or the 6 sweater challenge!


A few randoms:

I love the look of this ribbon… and what fun that it’s made by dyeing cut up sheets with food colour.

Maybe it’s the thought of spending more time indoors, but I LOVE these hand knit slippers… doesn’t that look like a great pattern?

I definitely want to try making one of these coil baskets using strips of fabric.

Here are a couple of yummy looking, relatively healthy, desserts for fall… vegan “carrot” cake  and pumpkin greek yogurt cheesecake.

I’ve just started listening to this fantastic podcast called The Mystery Show.  The production is absolutely first rate and the story telling just pulls you in.  Each episode is self contained, so you don’t have to worry about committing to an entire season all at once.

Hope everyone is enjoying the gorgeous weather!






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