Yesterday was the last day of summer. Wow, how did that happen? I woke up, headed out to the garden to drink my latte, and there is was. The first changed leaf on the maple tree. It’s so hot outside I can hardly believe it, but the cooler weather of fall is on the way. Really, eventually it will get here.
Time to think about warmer clothes and shawls. Alexand has been driving me nuts with her posts about her Drachenfels (by Melanie Berg) knitting journey. It is just beautiful. Check out her post about knitting on the go here. There is just no way around it… I am suffering from Drachenfels envy in the worst way. Fall is here. I have finished all my other knitting projects. No more excuses. Time to get started on my own Drachenfels effort.
One of the best things about Ravelry is that you can poke around and check out the projects other knitters have made of any particular pattern. I found a project (by fineknits, one of the test knitters), that was done in three colors and a highlight color. Perfect!
Saturday night I visited one of my sons and cast on while watching him play Destiny after dinner. It was kind of fun watching him destroy alien creatures using a sword of fire (it’s a Destiny thing…) while I started on a shawl called Drachenfels. There were even some creatures in the game that were kind of dragon-like. It’s a sign!
Did you see the cat hair in the middle of the picture? No matter how careful I am everything that I knit has CAT HAIR ON IT!!!
OK, I’m over the little cat-hair related rant. The shawl is starting out great and I’m really excited to finally be knitting it. The weather is still nice even though the leaves are changing so I plan on doing as much outdoor knitting as I can.
12 thoughts on “Farewell Summer, Hello Drachenfels”
I love it already!!
I’m on fire to get the middle parts. Yours is great inspiration. Maybe I can knit on the go like you did. 😃
Yellow boy looks way too innocent to have shed hair on your knitting! I have just been over and looked at the pattern and it is beautiful. I love the colours you have chosen. x
He is a very attention seeking cat that puts out clouds of shed fur. He’s very lovable, but…
Everything I own has orange cat hair on it. I’ve decided it’s an accessory. =^.^=
That’s the spirit. 🙂
I love Drachenfels. 🙂 At the LYS I work at, they recently went on a knitting retreat and that was the KAL project. It is gorgeous knitted up! I’ll get to it eventually. LOL
I’m really liking it. I have three other colors put aside for a second one. This might become addictive…
You know …. I’ve actually heard that! 🙂 I need to get on it after I finish up a few holiday projects. Can’t wait to see it done!