the fastest September on record

I have no facts to back that up, but here on the last day of September I can’t help but ask, “where did it go?”

It’s been a blur of tumbling, vegetable pick ups, orchestra, yoga, and violin lessons with the extra fun of early outs every other Wednesday.  Personally I see those early outs as the school testing to see how many times I will forget to pick up my kids.

Right in the middle of the month was Sewing Summit.  It’s always a great time.  I cannot tell you how fun it is to actually hang out all weekend with the people who generally just hang out in my phone.

along with waffles with Jeni

strawberry waffle with creme fraiche

and fabric

tissu in Salt Lake City

and menchie’s

menchies

and yarn

Blazing Needles Yarn Shop

and a roommate who looks a bit threatening, but really isn’t…

Kaye and Elena

amazing speakers

Deedrie, Olivia Omega, and Linsdey

and friends, some who I’ve been lucky enough to hang out with at past summits and some I just met

Elena, Amy, and LindseyDeedrie, Pat Bravo, Jeni

(pic from Pat Bravo)

at menchie's

(pic from Amy)

and then there are the mountains…

in Salt Lake City

oh and did I mention the waffles

waffle with speculoos and creme fraiche

But now it’s the last day of September and I am looking at my 2013 project list and I need to get busy.  I will try to make the best of my time today, stuck at home waiting for someone to fix my water heater and hoping I don’t have to boil water so the kids can take baths tonight.

I could really use a waffle right about now.

layers

just a couple of pairs of gloves a stitched up for birthday gifts…

The pattern is from Knitting New Mittens & Gloves by Robin Melanson.

I’ve been working away at the giant flag quilt

I love my  mini iron.

I also noticed this while brushing my teeth this morning…

Downton withdrawl is hitting hard this week.

the forgotten cowl

I stitched this up in July, but just took a picture of it yesterday.  It’s malabrigo rasta yarn in natural.  Personally, I blame the weather for  my forgetfullness.  It’s a thick cowl and the weather just hasn’t been cold enough around here for something this cozy.

It’s just knit in the round on with big needles.  After all this time, I don’t remember what size needles I used.  I think maybe 15, I do remember I used the whole skein.

I’m sure it will feel more like winter soon enough, and when it does, I’ll be ready with this new cowl.