Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The Colour Orange

Isn't this a gorgeous sight? Autumn must be my all-time favourite season, I love the colours of the trees (keeps up nicely with the title of today's post) and the fog is just lovely, makes me feel so industrious! It also definitely smells like winter is on our doorstep and they have said it may snow over the weekend......yay!!!! Today for lunch I think I will be making my barley soup to fit in perfectly with this weather. 
You can find the recipe for that here.


Onto my WIPs for the week:
What can I say, I got weak with the squishy, fluffy ball of lovely orangeness from last week.
Yip, by Thursday afternoon last week I couldn't take it anymore, fetched the ball and knitted myself a cardigan! And that in 3 Days!!!! I still can't quite believe that it only took that little amount of time! I started on Thursday afternoon, didn't knit on Friday, knit on Saturday afternoon, and knit on Sunday. Sewed in the ends on Monday and Viola I have a cardigan!! Will show you the cardie in all its' glory on Friday. 
I still have some of the enormous ball of Drops Verdi yarn left, so I have decided to knit a simple cowl to wear with the cardigan when I need it. And my guess is I will need it LOL!!


For this cowl I am just knitting back and forth over 34 stitches on a size 10mm needle. Will be knitting it until all my orange yarn is gone. Hopefully will be finished before Friday also so I can show you both.

Reading: nothing new to mention there unfortunately!

If you have been visiting my Blog on Thursdays for Tutorial Thursdays, you might like a hint as to what I will be showing you how to make tomorrow ;)


I will be showing you how to create a simple, but very effective, scarf pin using only 4 products. I hope you will come past and join in the fun. 

See you then, keep warm, think of orange it helps!

I will be sharing this post over at my ever-so-talented link-ups today.
x

18 comments:

  1. Wow, a cardigan in three days that's quick knitting, love the colour!

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  2. Hi sustainablemum,
    I agree, my shortest time so far has been 8 or 9 days until now! It does help that the wool is kinda bulky and it is all knit on size 10 needles though :)
    Thanks so much for visiting.
    x

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  3. What gorgeous colour, so autumnal and looks so soft!

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    1. Hi Devon Mama,
      Isn't it just, it is amazingly soft, even though it isn't only natural fibres in it.
      Thanks so much for your visit.
      x

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  4. You live in such a beautiful spot on this planet! The autumn foliage is just amazing and looks perfect with your knitting.

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    1. Hi Tracey,
      It is beautiful here and I have made myself a promise to appreciate this place everyday this time around, and it is working!!
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      x

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  5. You must be a very fast knitter, I'm in awe of how fast you were able to knit the cardi. The color of the yarn is gorgeous! I just love orange! Can't wait to see the scarf pin since I have a few of the gonis products myself...

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    1. Hi Anke,
      Great stuff, hope you have the products I use ;)
      I am also an orange freak, I love anything and everything orange, I guess it is because I try to be creative and orange helps in that aspect.
      Thanks for visiting,
      x

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  6. WOWZER! A cardigan in three days! That's some serious speed knitting. The view of the forest looks incredible. I can almost smell the outdoors when I look at it. :-D

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    1. Hi mkonieczki,
      I REALLY wanted the cardigan done for this weekend.....so I guess the motivation I needed to knit fast was there ;)
      Thanks so much for your visit.
      x

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  7. 3 days and a sweater done...OMG! Love the fall picture !

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    1. Hi Eileen,
      I love looking out of my windows on the valley side, so beautiful.
      Thanks for popping past.
      x

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  8. I love your orange yarn. I might knit one of my anti-winter-drepresssion-sweater with a similar yarn. I would have to go shopping though .... :-)

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    1. Hi Babajeza,
      Shopping sounds fab, we are probably close enough to swap LYS notes ;) That would be fun!!!
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  9. Just loving those orangey hues!!

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  10. I've been keenly looking forward to seeing this cardigan :) That fog and the fall colours definitely spell sweater weather!

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  11. The colours are perfect - nice to see someone still gets Autumn it sure skipped us this year..
    Lovely colour you are knitting, I understand why you want to knit the whole ball of yarn.
    Enjoy your new orange items.

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  12. i'm loving autumn at your place too! beautiful!

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