And Just Like That....

...Summer is coming to an end.  I could hardly believe it when I looked at the date of my last post here on the blog.  A month?  It's really been a whole month?   

I guess we have been enjoying it, as it's flown right by!  We have been busy growing veggies in our garden, hitting the local Farmer's Market and State Park, shopping for school supplies and soaking up the last days of summer.  The kids had a tumbling class together all month, and we learned a little bit about what kind of student our little guy is going to be.  It was his first class of any kind, and it certainly was eye-opening!  It continues to amaze me how very different siblings can be from one another.  Let's just say, I don't think he's going to be shy.

Our family spent a week up north at the beginning of August.  The weather was unseasonably cool and wet, but on the up-side, I got a lot of knitting done.  I wrapped up some designs for Fall that will be coming out next month.  

Here's a little preview of a few of them.....all accessories, all nice and quick.

 

I'm still working on a mitten pattern to round out this little collection.  I also need to get pictures of my little guy in his version of the hat.  Watch for the individual patterns, as well as an e-book version of the whole collection, sometime in mid-September!  If you want to see more, there are a lot more pictures of all of these on my ravelry projects page here: projects.

Of course, since August is coming to a close, I need to share my Camp Loopy Project #3!  It's my favorite, for sure, and I'm wearing it as I sit here and type.  My husband and I are meeting friends for dinner tonight, which is a very rare occasion for us.   I am so excited for the evening that I've been dressed and ready to go since 8:30 this morning, ha!  

Here is my Sugar Maple in B&W:

The pattern is Sugar Maple, by Carina Spencer, and it's fabulous!  I have been completely obsessed with this design since it came out this Spring and was thrilled to have an excuse to try it out for Camp Loopy.  The pattern calls for a gradient yarn, which looks just amazing on this silhouette.  Since the options for gradient yarns in the weight I needed were limited through the Loopy Ewe, I needed a different plan.  I went for a more color-blocked look with several gradient shades of grey.  I love how it turned out and can't wait to do another version down the road in a true gradient yarn.  I may even try my hand at dying some up myself.  Maybe.

Happy Labor Day weekend!  

Have a great end of summer and a good start to the school year.  See you soon with some Fall designs!