I'm saying this with a bit of trepidation and fear of summer's return, but I think we've turned the corner and are now thankfully free of sweaty and steamy days. Today there was just that feeling in the air, you know, that feeling where the air smells different, the breeze has a hint of bite and you really do need that sweatshirt you've been dying to wear.
Ah, my favorite time of year...
I'm kicking off my fall knitting with this amazing silk yarn dyed by Jill at Looped Back. I still can't believe I'm going to be paid to knit a shawl with this gorgeous stuff. Granted, I don't get to keep the shawl and when I have to package her up and give her away, it'll probably hit me, but for the next few weeks/months, I'm going to pretend that she's mine, all mine. (Don't worry, Donna, I'll try not to get attached... too much.)
The picture taken with artificial light on a cloudy day doesn't do the yarn justice. It matches much more closely than it appears and really plays up the colors of the beading and embroidery on the top.
I'm going to have fun with this one.