November begins

Feeling every bit of this desolation sometimes.
(60mph from the backseat)

What a blip the months have become. We are now well into fall, the late year heat finally broke, but there still wasn’t much in the way of leaves changing, one day they were just gone. It’s below freezing now, and we’ve officially had the first November snowflakes.

Found a tub of forgotten linens tucked away in the artroom closet, my crooked little studio has a nice big storage cranny for stuffing things, I can’t remember what we went in there looking for, but this came out. Future sews. Gosh I just love old bed sheets.

It’s a tiny start of a Silky Petals Shawl and a minty Tombow MONO Graph shaker pencil. Not together for any reason other than I’m a crocheter who also loves study supplies.

(without pencil)

(Bob Ross Voice) You can make the shawl as big as you want. ☁️

I mean look at that giant cone. I can’t resist mill ends. Ever.

This is a 3ply cotton wool blend that’s a smidge lighter than fingering weight. I tried a few different yarns before settling on this, mostly because I forgot it existed, I keep my cone yarns in a different spot than my skein yarns and I’m always forgetting about them. Also, when working on patterns that need lots of yardage, I almost prefer fuffing with unruly cones instead of having a bunch of joins and ends to weave in, especially when the fibers aren’t very grabby making them difficult to hide.

More cute pens, that’s the stuff. ♡

From the left – Shinzi Katoh Xeno needle point pen
Mildliner x Sanrio
Pentel Orenz mechanical pencil
Pilot Fure Fure Me shaker pencil

Look at this magic. I 100% believe in wet blocking with tender aggression.

..then I went and rumpled it up for photos.

The way the rows build on each other to form the rounded petals, lacy but not lacy perfection.

It looks so good paired up with my sour dress. I made this self drafted sack dress years ago and it’s still a favorite. One of the best things someone ever said to me was “I love your dress, wait, OH MY GOD IT HAS POCKETS!”. Normally I couldn’t care less about compliments in general, but acknowledging my pockets, my huge perfect intentional pockets, that’s always appreciated. I’m so glad it’s cozy season. ♡


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