Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Knitting a Vanilla Sweater

We are a week into October and the weather is finally starting to get cooler, which I love.  I  mean, after all, 100 degree weather in October was just too much!  Time for a walk in the woods to see what passes for Fall Color in the Lake Tahoe area:



Ok, so it's not New England but the yellowing leaves of the Aspens are a pretty sight to see and it's just a great time of year to get outside and enjoy nature:

With the arrival of cooler weather I'm feeling the need to knit something warm for the winter and I came across this pattern called the Chalice Pullover  and yarn in my stash:



  I bought this  a few years ago when I was at The New York Sheep and Wool Show in Rhinebeck which is held in October.   Most of this show is held outdoors or in unheated barns and it happened to be a very damp and cold weekend when I was there.  Carodan Farms had a stall in one of the barns filled with their own natural, lanolin scented yarns and it was most appealing.  It's my version of vanilla sock knitting and I hope to have this done quickly. It's an easy project and the lanolin feels great on my hands.

I'm just about halfway done with my Modular Afghan; it's hard to believe that this is knit in just one colorway of Noro's Taiyo:

Have a great week everybody!                                                                          


  1. Great looking sweater you are working on!

  2. Love that sweater. Had to pull out the plastic for myself ;) Evi in Iowa

    1. I'm really happy with how it's coming along - just enough detail to keep it interesting.

  3. While I've never seen Fall in New England, I do love Fall in the Rocky Mountains. I would have to say that the Tahoe Area does not disappoint.

    I love that sweater.