Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Click-click-click, bang-bang-bang

This morning I was up early winding yarn. I had agreed to take Brian and a friend to a skate park to ride their scooters after chores, and I couldn't just sit there!

It looked like I had enough of the "Forest Camouflage" yarn for a beanie, so I did a quick search on Ravelry. I wanted a top-down pattern for the same reason I like toe-up socks – you can knit until you run out of yarn. Karlchen caught my eye – and rang a bell. I looked in my Rav projects, and sure enough, I'd knit a toddler-sized one five years ago. So I found the printed pattern in my files, gathered yarn and needles, and thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the car keeping an eye on the boys!

I loved this yarn as I was spinning and plying it, loved it even more after it was washed and wound, and am downright enchanted by it as it knits up. It’s a strange and wonderful experience, to be this enamored of something of my own creation. ;-)

As usual, the construction crew was hard at work on the winery early this morning, too. I must admit, I rather like the combination of red metal roof, corrugated tin siding, and old barn-wood they are using on the exterior. I was thinking they were going for a look reminiscent of the old barn that has housed their winery and tasting room so far,

then realized that another winery just down the hill used the same materials.

Interesting. Maybe our hill has a "CC&R" for wineries.

That's it for now from . . .

3 comments:

Thistle Cove Farm said...

what beautiful yarn...love those Autumnal colors!

Susan said...

Oh, I LOVE that yarn! The colors are wonderful! I do hope the end result of the mega-winery ends up at least looking decent.

Nancy Kay said...

The yarn looks GREAT! NICE WORK!

It's interesting to see the progress on the winery. The construction must be nearing completion. Very attractive.