Monday, September 29, 2014

Almost October?!

I got distracted from stitching this week -- decided to start knitting since it finally felt cool enough not to sweat while knitting.


This is the Funchal Moebius by Kate Davies.   I'm using Finch fingering yarn by Quince & Co.  The colors are Bird's Egg and Slate, I think.  My tension is off as usual.  This might end up being skinnier than it should be, but since it's a cowl, what the heck.

I did get back to my stitching just a bit on Sunday -- to His Eye is on the Sparrow.  Just a bit though.


I'm looking forward to stitching the cow next!

Here is my fussy cut star for this week.  I think we're up to 39 stars now!


This is a fabric from the Prince Charming fabric collection by Tula Pink.

The father type and I went out for a belated birthday lunch to Hudson House in Cold Spring, NY.  It was a delicious lunch in one of our favorite places.  I still remember going to Hudson House for Mother's Day one year with the father type's parents.  What sticks in my head is going out to the car to breast feed this little one I had.  It must have been the boy child -- he was still pretty tiny!




Mia has decided that it's fall weather now as well.  She's back in her warm bed, complete with bubble wrap lining.  She only uses it when it's cold outside, so it must be fall!


Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!

31 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Everything is just beautiful--His Eye is on The Sparrow is stunning. Am so anxious for you to start joining the fussy cuts together. Food for birthday celebration looks delicious. Ahh Miss Mia she knows how to stay warm--temps here still in the 80's--fall where are you?

Melody said...

What beautiful stitching! It's been too warm here this past week to think about Fall stitching. I've gone back to wearing shorts again...

Your knitting and fussy cut star are lovely also. The restaurant food looks yummy!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

A small amount of stitching for you Margaret seems like a lot to me - it's looking good. Keeping an even tension with colour work isn't easy but your cowl looks just perfect. Mia looks like a comfy puss.

Xstitch Judith said...

it is all very beautiful. Love the knitting pattern. Mia is so sweet♥

Elaine said...

Lovely projects! The moebius is on my never ending list too!

Annie said...

So you are knitting a cowl and you can't wait to stitch a cow. Ironic, huh?

Knitting, stitching and sewing all look fabulous. You are focused!

Looks a great meal at the restaurant and too funny about the breast-feeding memory!

Brenda A said...

The cowl looks lovely! And so does your stitching!

Anne said...

Lol! Mia likes her bed lined with bubble wrap?! That's so funny! Titus would run from something that crinkled! Lovely stitching and your new cowl neck is beautiful too. I'm always amazed at seeing people knit patterns into their creations...it's a mystery to me on how to do it!

Melissa said...

Oh I love what you are knitting! You are such a talented knitter! I wish, I wish...!

You are right about the colours in "His Eye is on the Sparrow" - just so pretty. While I can't stitch that big sampler maybe I can use some of those colour threads in another!

It's nice that Mia liks her bed, especially the bubble wrap touch - what a connoisseur! ;-)

Evelyne said...

His Eye on The Sparrow is realy beautiful! I love the knitting as well.
Mia is a smart cat, she knows what's good for her!
Great strar.

Have a nice week, Evelyne

Cari said...

What's not to love about everything you post? I love the cowl. I just might have to try my had at color-work knitting. It's a beautiful piece your working on. Love His Eye is on the Sparrow. I'm almost ready to get started on mine. Love the fussy cut star as well…what a fun quilt top this will be with all the beautiful blues. Glad you and DH had a fun birthday celebration….keeps the two of you young. And sweet Mia loving her warm sleeping spot. I love her and I love my kitties too. Have a wonderful week. Hugs

Miss Pants said...

Oh I absolutely love the cowl! Wish I could knit.

Mia the weathervane. That's funny.

cucki said...

Wow such sweet stitching..I love them so much...
Your knitting and sewing is always so lovely.
Hugs xx

Jackie said...

Love the cowl! I'll need to check that one out!

Love your progress on His Eye!

Vickie said...

That cowl is sooo cool. Love the colors. I don't understand the bubble wrap. ;) Oh well.

Krista said...

Lovely knitting and stitching, Margaret! Are you using the wdw and gast for the Sparrow? Just wondering, I like the look you are getting. I am using a combination of overdyeds and dmc although I did the sheep in the bottom corner and it was looking quite stripe-y so I ripped it all back out. I think I may save the overdyed for the smaller critters. Mia looks so sweet tucked in her bed. Yes, the leaves are turning fast here now! Enjoy the week!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Beautiful knitting! The colors in "Sparrow" are wonderful! Wish we would get a bit cooler here...they say it's on the way this coming weekend...sure hope so!
Have a good week,
Robyn

Linda said...

I love the color of this star Margaret. Lovely knitting and stitching.

Linda

Carol said...

Really love those colors in your knitting, Margaret! And the newest star is lovely as well... How nice to have a special birthday lunch with your husband--looks like my kind of food :)

Enjoy your last day of September tomorrow (can you believe it?!)--on to October!!

Beth said...

I can't wait to see what you create with your fussy stars. Are you aware that Heartstring Samplery is posting corrections for His Eye on her blog? Here's the link:
http://thetwistfamily.blogspot.com/

Mary Ann said...

I love what you are knitting, and the fussy cut star this week is a really lovely one! Nice progress on His Eye Is on The Sparrow--I started mine a few days ago.

Maggie Ann said...

I loved seeing your knitting. I need to get mine out and going. It takes such concentration for me. And my guage is always imperfect. I did get 5 pair of socks knit with help. That was fun as long as I had that extra set of brains to help out. =)

Vera said...

Hi Margaret,

Your "sparrow" sampler is looking beautiful. That one has so many pretty motifs. Love the aqua color of your fussy star and am envious of your cowl. My knitting is so very, very basic - lol. Mia looks comfy. Tyg seems to be bulking up a bit for the cooler weather to come. Have a great week!

Melanie said...

The cowl might relax once washed so I wouldn't worry TOO much yet. It's pretty rare - in my experience - for yarns to not relax a LITTLE after they hit the water for a first time, even colorwork items. The colors are lovely. I've heard great things about that yarn company, I really need to get some one day.

I've never liked the work cowl. It feels so ugly in your mouth or something. Cowwwwwwwwllllllll.

Yum yum! That meal looks delish!

RuthB said...

Beautiful as usual. Love the bubble wrap lining-- is she very gentle with it or does she occasionally like to pop?

Brigitte said...

... and it definitely is October now. I can't believe it myself, the time is flying faster and faster and we already have the first chocolate Santas in our stores.

Great knitting. And your new stitching project is wonderful. I have already admired it on other stitchers' blogs as well.

woolwoman said...

YEAH for knitting time !! how do you like the Finch? I bought some Chickadee but never used it. Your Fair Isle pattern is really pretty - good job ! Eye of the Sparrow is beautiful and the star - WOW - lovely - glad you and DH could revisit an old favorite haunt for a belated bd meal. Happy October !!! Mel

Dawn said...

Mia has the right idea in a warm bed.
Love your knitting! And stitching - how fun to stitch a cow!
Looks,like,you had a fun date.

Anna van Schurman said...

Your fussy cut stars continue to delight me! And I love the peacock on His Eye...

averyclaire.org said...

You always continue to stitch, sew, or knit; and continue to share with all of us. While so many of us give up the ship, at least for a while. Thanks for such inspiration!

Solstitches said...

Love this post Margaret.
Your Sparrow sampler is beautiful and that is a lovely colourwork knitting project.
The fussy cut stars are always a treat to see.
Hope you enjoyed that special meal.
Margaret