Yarn, Studio, Life

fall goodness
 I'm slowly getting used to having my own space.  I spend time in my room and it feels weird-in a good way.  It's quiet and Frodo follows me to take a nap while I'm in there. All I need is a comfy chair to knit in and it will be paradise.

I couldn't resist buying the burnt orange cascade 220 yarn the other day.  For now I am just admiring the skeins, casting on a new sweater can happen in September or October.

this skein has 560 yards!!
Early this morning both kids called (I do love that) and lucky for me our son is coming home for an unscheduled get away weekend.  He has a sore knee from overdoing it-rock climbing and biking-so he's requested a little rest and relaxation.  Who can say no to that?  Today we'll leave around lunchtime to pick him up.  Road trip!  

my fingering weight yarn

sleeve progression
 I'm knitting my sleeves on two circular needles quickly making my way down to the cuff.  Some people dislike sleeve knitting, I love it.  It means that end is near and a different sweater will be available to wear.  Sometime this weekend I have to find the buttons I purchased for it.

list making with my favorite pen
 The cicadas have been making their mid summer music this week, the sun takes a little bit longer each day to rise, and new to me birds are chatting away in the afternoon.  I have no idea what breed they are but their conversations are entertaining.  They are kind of bossy and gossipy.

Frodo caught another little rabbit, poor little one.  Catching him was a scene from Wild Kingdom, unfortunately the little rabbit was woefully beyond help.  Before we let Frodo out now, we warn the rabbits to run-if they speak English the heed the warning.

Have a lovely weekend!


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  1. I'm drooling over your yarns! Especially the burnt orange! We're planning a trip to the lys this weekend to pick out some baby girl yarn. Ree has informed me she thinks she needs yarn too. Of course! The cicadas have been singing here to. I love it! The sound of summer to me. Have a great weekend with your son. I hope his knee feels better soon!

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    1. Have fun yarn shopping and of course Ree needs some as well, she is a budding knitter :)

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  2. Your yarns are gorgeous!!! I love, love, love the orange yarn, wouldn't mind knitting with that myself. :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Oh.. love, love, love those yarns! Bring on the apple cider and crunchy leaves of fall!

    Sleeves are wonderful because they are typically the last thing, but they seem to take forever to knit for me! It's like a reminder that the end is near and new projects are on the horizon and I just want to get to those right.this.moment!

    I love your studio space!

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  4. Glad to see you are settling down into your studio space. That orange yarn is amazing just perfect for an autumn project.
    Have a fun weekend with your son.
    debx

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  5. terriers and rodents.
    it's just what they were bred to do. (he's a terrier, right?)
    I had rabbits as pets as a kid. And a West Highland White Terrier. Bad mix.
    XO

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    1. Of course he is a terrier. Our verbal warning might be working...it's the baby ones that are not terrier savvy.

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  6. Last night, as I was sitting and knitting in front of the t.v., I thought of you and your brand new studio. : ) It's nice that Frodo follows you in and keeps you company. My Elvis is like that, too--he follows me everywhere. ♥

    I almost bought that burnt orange colorway (I *love* it!) the other day, but then settled on a skein of pumpkin spice (for the mitts). I can't wait to see what you make.

    I've been enjoying the "music" of deep summer, too. A pair of chickadees are nesting in one of my birdhouses. : ) And, our yard is also overrun with rabbits. What is going on??? The other evening I counted six on my front lawn. They are fearless (and really very cute and sweet). ♥

    Enjoy having your son home this weekend!

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    1. We have a pair of older wild rabbits that stare Frodo down between the fence. They are smart and rarely venture inside the fence :)

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  7. That yarn is a lovely shade, very Autumnal. I am restraining myself from buying yarn at the moment, determined to use up some of what I have. You know when every time you see a pattern you'd like to try you don't have the right yarn in your stash and then you look forlornly at your yarn stash and can't think of anything you'd like to make it with the yarn you have? That's my life at the moment and why I seem to be knitting a lot of dishcloths.

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    1. I try to resist, but then once in a while I fall of the wagon. Maybe that could happen to you?

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  8. I noticed the 'Zoe' yarn in your fingering basket ~ made my smile :)

    have a great weekend, Karen
    Mel

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  9. Gorgeous yarns, Karen. I especially love the fall oranges. Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Oh my, I love your yarns, beautiful!

    Enjoy the impromptu weekend with you son :)

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  11. I love that colour of orange! Our bedroom is two shades of orange... it's such a warm and happy colour.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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    1. Hi! I have a dark yellow bedroom but an orange one sounds wonderful :)

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  12. oh, Gosh, Karen......you're not alone in dreaming of autumn!!! Beautiful incentive...have you picked a pattern?!! for that gorgeous yarn?

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    1. Thinking of Nanook for now but not set in stone. I am daily wishing and dreaming of fall, I am wilting here!

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  13. Wow, I just adore the color of that yarn! It must be a nice little breeze of fall every time you walk into the room! I am so impressed with your sweater! And so happy you have your own space. I wonder if you could find a comfy chair on Craigslist? Or even a yard sale or estate sale? Sometimes it surprises me the gorgeous things people will give away!

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    1. I am passively looking for one, it would be nice but it's not urgent. We go to garage sales and that would be a great place, along with Craig's list :)

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  14. I am loving all of your yarn! Simply gorgeous!

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  15. I love that you have studio space now. Love mine but it is in constant disarray. Beautification really needs to take place. My eldest daughter has actually granted me a day of help if I make lists as to what needs to happen, then leave her be to perform her magic (truthfully, I just like the decorating part and fail at the organization part!)

    Cascade has awesome colors, don't they? It's so dependable and always a go-to yarn when I'm not sure. Especially for crochet.

    Awesome son visit? Rest and relaxation? All good...with a little A/C thrown in and it all sounds wonderful. :) Enjoy!

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    1. I love to organize, there I said it. There's nothing like putting everything in its place!

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  16. I love having a room on my house (spare bedroom) that I've turned into my craft room. I have a TV, DVD player, a comfy couch and my knitting at my fingers. The dogs love to hang out in there with me, too.

    I'm glad you've been able to carve out a place for yourself as well. :-)

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  17. Such gorgeous yarns. Love that you will be having a visitor - rest is good. Doesn't driving time equate to knitting time for you ?

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    1. Yes, I knit while he drives, it's a perfect marriage :)

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  18. your yarn looks gorgeous!! love the fall goodness yarn!!1
    have a nice week,
    regina

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  19. ooohhhh - look at all that gorgeous yarn! how lovely that both your kids called :) i'm loving the list making, too.

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  20. What pretty yarns you have stashed away! Isn't Cascade 220 great? Fun color!

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  21. Frodo would love my yard---lots of bunnies roam free! Glad for your unexpected time with your son. Enjoy it!

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  22. your own knitting room! enjoy all the special moments your sure to have in there. hope you had a lovely visit with your son, and that it cools down soon :)

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  23. I thought I was the only one who had to have the correct pen to make my list?

    I'm glad you are enjoying your new space. I see lots of creativity happening there!

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  24. Nothing better than list making in a pretty journal. love the yarn color, now if only fall would arrive...

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  25. All of that yarn is just so beautiful!!! The orange is making me think of fall and knitting.....

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