Thursday, October 5, 2017

Let it Rain!

Here in my remote corner of the planet ...
... September 2017 will be remembered for record rainfall! 
In DillyDallydom, September 2017 will be remembered for the knitting fun that was provided by Skeins in the Stacks!
Anna's releases are so inspiring and I love bringing it home with me!  Her Peter Pan inspired yarn packaged with handmade hand cream ... what treasure!
All that treasure in this custom made bag ... the lining brings to mind Peter's instructions to Neverland, "Second star to the right and straight on till morning." 
Cowl and shawl patterns accompanied each skein of yarn.  So much fun ... felt just like Christmas!
The Brambly Hedge inspired yarn really tugged at my heart.
"The blackberries are ripe" colorway reflects my love of eating blackberries!  Blackberries do not grow here, so they are a rare treat!  I bought this teacup early in my marriage (30+ years ago) because of the blackberries in the design!
Many cups of tea were involved while I knit these Half-Mitts! 
When I saw the "Birthday Cake" yarn ... my heart nearly stopped and I knew immediately what I wanted to use if for!
This yarn is yummy ... just like birthday cake!  And this birthday cake stitch marker is too adorable for words!
Yep ... it is on a raft!  Just like the one in Tasha Tudor's book!  Too sweet ... pun intended!
The detail is amazing ... lovely in every way!
I want to use this yarn in a color pattern knitted project.  It is important to me to pair it with a background color that will make the subtle sprinkles of pink and yellow ... sparkle!  A few swatches were knit, and I finally found a gauge and color I am happy with!  This project will be worked on after the holidays, so it has been packed away until then!  I love having something to look forward to in January!
Sunset, 9.30.2017
September ended with a few days of clear weather ... in my opinion, Mother Nature was seeking some redemption.  On Monday, another coastal storm hit ... great weather for a dillydallier! Happy October!  Let it rain!  Knit on!

Do what you love.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally