October 15, 2008

Autumn fun!

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Here is my Autumn Arbor Stole. I like this picture with the sun and leaves showing through the stole. This is the stole that I took on our trip. I did take a separate needle for each side. This pattern was very easy to follow and knit. The big plus is that it only had one chart and that made it really portable. I say it every time I knit one of Anne's patterns -- she's some kind of lace knitting genius. Not only does she create this beautiful patterns, but she comes up with so many different patterns in different shapes too.

101508eThe yarn is Dream in color Baby in the Black Parade color. I'm a big fan of Dream in Color yarn. It's very soft and just has a nice squishy feel to it. The two shawls/stoles that I have out of Baby yarn are some of my favorites. The subtle color variations are perfect for lace and the finished items are so cozy.

Details:
Pattern: Autumn Arbor Stole by Knitspot
Yarn: Dream in Color Baby in Black Parade (185 gms)
Needle: size 3 Knit Picks Classic Circular
Size made: tall width and petite length
Blocked size: 23 inches wide and 84 inches long
Start: September 26, 2008
Finish: October 11, 2008

I'm working on my Fiore de Melanzana stole now. I'm not very far into it, but I am getting faster at doing the lace on both sides.

We had some autumn fun this past weekend. On Saturday, we went to a mountain biking event that was held for kids. It was great and E had fun riding her bike on the trails. They had snacks, drinks, pizza, and prizes for all of the kids. They had three different teeter-totters set up for the kids to try. E tried the widest one. She was pretty nervous the first time, but soon got comfortable on it. That picture was taken at the moment the ramp was moving to lean the other way for her to ride down. I was told a few times that she did great on the trails. She gets some practice on the hills around our house, so mountain biking isn't a new thing for her.

On Sunday, we went to Sweetapple Farm. It was a very warm day for fall. It was hot when we went through the corn maze. The maze had a bee theme this year with bees, honeycombs, and flowers. When you enter the maze, you get a sheet of paper with 33 questions that you can answer. The answers are found on signs throughout the maze. The kids had fun trying to find the signs that told us bee facts. After the maze, we visited the animal barn. The kids got to feed some of the animals. There was a pretty herb garden with a puzzle that runs through it. If you find all of the letters, you can decode the message. E had a lot of fun with that. At the end of our day there, we bought some pumpkins to carve.


5 comments:

Jeanne said...

The stole is gorgeous! I love the first picture of it...

diane + ron said...

The stole is amazing! Just beautiful! Great pics of the kids, too! Looks like FUN!

Walden said...

The stole is absolutely beautiful. Wonderful job. I think if I ever knit a stole, it might just have to be this one.

Cindy said...

I LOVE the stole! It's absolutely beautiful, so delicate and light looking!

Cindy (Diane's cousin)

dropstitchknitter said...

Gorgeous! I really love Anne's patterns and you did a beautiful job with it.