28 September 2011

Summer meets September

This summer, I decided I would take better care. You could list just about anything there, and it would fit. Eat better, walk more, cook (I used to) more, separate from work more, connect with friends, write a letter, sew, clean, read...

The last few years I have been particularly unkind to myself, and it doesn't help me care for others particularly well. I got a little lost.

This summer I took a couple road trips. It sounds super ridiculous any way I type it, (and I've backspaced five times now), but I had lost track of my better me.

I'm happy to report that I'm hanging onto a bit of that summer resolution. The fact that I'm hanging onto a bit of it in what is usually a whirlwind month of activity is pretty remarkable.

My alarm just went off. I have to get a cup of tea going so I can get into my next several hours of work with lots of people.

Here's a glimpse of my September report:

I'll come back for story telling. In the meanwhile, I hope you'll make something yummy. I may make another apple crumble tonight!

05 September 2011

So International

The pattern designer is from Germany.

She gave the pattern an Italian name.

Frangiflutti. (Pattern on Ravelry.)

I picked up the yarn on a trip - Happy, by Wendy - at John Lewis in London.

So this is a British Breakfront. (Frangiflutti, translated, as I understand it.)

The yarn is bamboo - a little nylon for stability.
Really, you know, I think it looks kind of wabi-sabi.

Knitting details - used US 7 needles. Used up all but 2-3 yards.

It's now in a gift bag, ready to move on.

Enfin quoi?
(Oh this internet and it's fancy dictionaries....)