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autumnal

Well, after hot days, Portland now feels positively autumnal in the morning....Fall, when I dream of the perfect sweater to wear while riding my big bright-chestnut gelding through the woods, golden leaves spiraling down about me.  Of course, someone should be there with me....but as I've never met him....his face is obscured.  All I know is that he isn't allergic to wool.

 My sash-shawl is coming along beautifully, and I plan to take some time today to work on it.  I will also work on getting the kilt finished for Vancouver, BC pride next week. 

 I'm getting some pictures taken tonight, so y'all get to see some of the goodies I've been working on.  Such fun.

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feel like crap....must knit

It has been so hot in Portlandia and it just pulls it out of me since I work outdoors.  Today is my father's 70th b-day and I've not finished his sweater (oh the guilt!!!!)  I just want to sit and knit today (and pay some bills, eat, work out, play some rugby)... anything but move stones in a garden (horticultural stonework is my career at this point).

 

What I am currently working on.  A stole or sash made of alpaca (really nice but inexpensive stuff) and blue moon mini-mohair loop in "olive garden".  Extremely lux.  You jus' wanna roll around nekkid on it.  It should be perfect with the kilt that I am sewing for myself.  (Brown merino-linen blend). Now I just have to knit the perfect socks and a tam, sew up a snazzy little shirt in an appropriate color (that hides any shedding of the shawl) and I will be perfectly attired for I don't know, Halloween, or any formal affair?  The ballet?  les Sylphide? White bird dance performance? 

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