September Cast On

My scheduled cast on for this month was a shawl, which I’m not feeling at the moment. Instead of knitting something I’m not sure I want to make I decided to get a jump start on my Christmas knitting by making an Apiculture Hat for my SIL who has aspirations to become a bee keeper.

Once I started this hat I couldn’t stop, so it went very fast. I used Beaverslide Dry Goods yarn, which is smooshy and rustic at the same time. My favorite part of this hat is the crown.

Now that I’ve finished my September projects it’s back to my WIPs. What are you working on this month?

Arachne Final Update

My Arachne is done! I love it. I wore it for driveway knitting earlier this week even though it was above 70 and a heavy wool sweater was not necessary. I’ll be wearing this sweater constantly until Halloween.

I adapted the pattern heavily and actually kept notes in my Ravelry project page. I gained a lot of confidence making this sweater. I took a pull over and made it a cardigan. I added pockets. I changed the weight of the yarn. I feel like a fancy knitter now.

August Reads

I read two books in August. Considering we moved on the third I’m amazed I finished any books at all.

The Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen. I’m going through a phase where I just want to read about people who work with sheep. This book is about a woman from an industrial town who becomes a shepherdess. It’s entertaining. I liked it enough to order two more books by her. I give this book four out of five stars.

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore. Starting on her eighteenth birthday Oona jumps to another year of her life at the stroke of midnight every year on her birthday. She is living her life out of chronological order. She might be 50 on the outside and 22 on the inside. It was a really enjoyable read, and I would like there to be a sequel. I give this book four out of five stars.

I’m not sure what I’ll be reading this month, but it is a safe bet it will involve sheep.

Oh Deer

On my walks this weekend I’ve discovered that our new neighborhood is home to several very tame deer. I’m pretty sure this means I’ll hit one when I’m driving or John will hit one on his bike.

Do you have any abnormally tame animals in your neighborhood?