Monday, November 8, 2010

Inevitable


The early morning dew along the banks of the river has been replaced by the glistening of frost...


The vines along the fence stand naked to the wind...


The sky seems bluer and the clouds are dancing in from the north...



November is upon us and thoughts turn to warmth by the fireside and keeping one's hands busy...


transforming beautiful yarn with the rhythmic repetition of a simple stitch harmonized by the clicking of the needles into something that borders on the edge of decadence...

* A snood for the cool November winds.
* A shawl I'm working on in mohair.

14 comments:

Pondside said...

Both pieces on your needles look very cosy. What yarn are you using for the snood?
Your landscape is changing, isn't it? We haven't had snow here, or even a need to scrape the car windows, but a very bad winter is predicted, so we have been buying ice melt, checking the shovel situation and draining the outside pipes. I love the drawing in that the colder weather encourages.

snoopydog said...

Stunning phptographs and words! Both are always so carefully chosen. Your knitting is beautiful and both garments will keep you warm and cosy. I love the colours of the snood! Have a good week. Ros

Heather said...

I cant believe that winter is so close again! it seems like winter was just here. We've had our first frosts and I had to finally cut back the garden....the special season of hope and joy and also nestling in and getting cozy is upon us! Hope you are well and enjoying the beautiful season!~

Evi said...

the first show is over and I am doing one of my favorite things, catching up on all the wonderful blogs I love. Looking at your beautiful pictures makes me want to curl up with a good book or watching a beloved movie. Well that will have to wait for a little longer.
That wool throw looks heavenly warm and cozy. Is all the wool in the cabinet yours? Just gorgeous! The rabbit made me smile....just love them.
Had no snow yet, but came mighty close.
With warm thoughts,
Evi

Toni aka irishlas said...

Jack Frost has come to remind us the long, dark nights are approaching fast. But, before you know it, Spring will be back!

I so wish I were handy with needles, either knitting or crochet, but, it's not meant to be. I'll just have to enjoy others works of fiberous beauty!

June said...

Oh I love how you keep warm. Your needlework is looking beautiful. Winter will definitely be creeping in very soon here as well. Your pictures are beautiful!!!
hugs

Naturegirl said...

I so enjoyed reading your comment on my blog! I shall certainly take in some of the mentioned sunsets!
I am so blessed..living here everyday an adventure!I love the name "prayer shawl" I love shawls...I don't knit but do have quite the collection of woollen shawls I take them every where!
No frost here yet...cold temps though!
Stay warm! hugs Anna

Cottage Garden said...

Winter comes around so quickly there Susan, so obvious from the change in your vine. It is just grey and rainy here, and blue skies elude us. I love blue skies and they make the winter landscape so beautiful. I really love your first picture and your snood looks so cosy.

Keep warm.

Jeanne
x

victorian parlor II said...

Oh my gosh that house is gorgeous!!! The snowy landscape makes one think of warm shawls and cups of hot cider:).

Blessings,

Kim

Penelope's Beehive said...

The cold weather is indeed creeping in on the North...perfect for a bit of handwork surely. I can just hear the clicking of your needles...such a lovely sound. Rather like the whoosh of my shuttle on the loom. There is something very comforting and cosy about working with yarn and threads. Particularly when one is able to cuddle beneath a knitted shawl as the work progresses!

Thank you for another lovely post Susan.

Warmly,
Judy

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Your knitting is so neat and even and such a wonderful colour!
Loving your photos as always.

Jane

Julia said...

I love coming here to see your photos, always a pick me up. I think I need a mohair prayer shawl. Lovely.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Susan...funny to think you are getting ready for knitting by the fireside as we are thinking about swimming...What a contrast!!! Beautiful knitting you are showing us...Stay cozy as you head into Winter...Dzintra♥x

imaginationlane said...

Wonderful frosty photos, and I love your knitting projects! I'm heading straight to my wool bin when I'm finished here, thanks to your inspiration.

I just reposted one of the first pieces I wrote when I started blogging last November. You were kind enough to welcome me into blogland and I so appreciated it. I can't imagine why I have come back so infrequently, but I mean to do better in the future...:)

Lynette