Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall iz here

This is how we welcome Fall chez Dear:

We attend beer festivals (yum!)

We eat greasy food (need to build up those fat reserves, heh!)

We wash it all down with cotton candy:

We make new friends:

And, of course, we cover ourselves in knitwear.

It was my cousin Jessica's birthday this weekend, and much as it caused me actual physical pain to give it away (kidding! OK, maybe it smarted just a wee bit), no one deserves a lovely piece of gartery-goodness as much as she does. She's an excellent knitwear recipient, as well ;)

I loved making this shawl (Aestlight, by Gudrun Johnson). It was THE perfect project to welcome the new season! Simple, fun, and the end result is a real beaut'. What's next?

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Laurie said...

Ok, you had me up to the cotton candy part. LOL! Love the shawl - Jessica is beautiful! I've added that one to my queue (along with every other pattern in the modern world...)

Maryse said...

Please, fall arrives in one week, you know! Just kidding... Beautiful gift! The color is so beautiful! Lucky cousin!

dawn said...

Love the shawl...it really looks great with your cousin's coloring. You'll just have to make another one for you lol.

Sinéad said...

Gorgeous shawl! You're such a good lace knitter.
Also, I need that beer glass. Need.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

That shawl is gorgeous girl! And great photo session too!

Mmmmmm beer - how I miss thee.. and red wine too.

Ok, now I'm hungry for greasy fries and cotton candy - thanks....!

Sereknitty said...

The shawl is gorgeous ... and equally so is your cousin! What a wonderful model she makes!

Jennifer said...

Talk about random- I almost printed that exact shawl this week after blind-ravelry-searching. It looks awesome!

Jessica said...

Mental Note: When I need a boost, read Tara's blog and all the friendly comments from strangers. Thank you strangers for your compliments. I am actually wearing the shawl almost every day. I adore it.