Saturday, October 13, 2012

My Inner Weirdo

Walking in the park a few days ago, there was this conversation:

Pretty (gesturing wildly, turning and dancing about): 
Most years, it seems like the trees aren’t turning very much, then poof! One day you wake up, and all the leaves are just gone! It’s so cool to be out here, walking through the trees, in the winds, seeing the leaves fall…experiencing the process!!!

Mr. Pretty (looking at Pretty, wonder in his eyes): 
You really are a weirdo. You do know that, right?

Luckily, I do know this, and I am totally ok with it. I’ve had to come to terms with my inner weirdo over and over through the years, and now I just embrace her. She’s a little “off,” but she’s also pretty cool (in her own way). 
I tried and I tried. I could not get a good
pic of falling leaves...see there in the circle?
There's a couple. They were in a hurry!
The trees are turning, most of them
looked like this. 
Either way, it is a beautiful time to be out of doors in my neck of the woods! We went 7 miles on that walk, and then there was knitting! Wanna see?
First up, Green Hat. I started this for Mork, but I don't think
Mork would really wear it, sooo Sweetie gets a new hat!
Mittens With a Flap for Dollface, my pattern!
See the sidebar for the free download. :)
The colors are truer in the first shot...but there
has to be a picture of it all open!
Headband for Dollface, in a yarn recently acquired, all this
needs now, really, is a super cute button!
Do you see the color theme? For some reason, there was a green, and orange theme to the knitting this week. I'm not complaining, but it's pretty interesting! Also, considering that my lap usually looks like this when I knit:
Tiny sock on the cat. That's how I roll.
I have to use bright colors so I can see what I'm doing! And brights are what I am drawn to when I don't get enough time outside in the fall...just look at the yarn I ended up with on the Yarn Discovery Tour:
I see a corny candy bag, a facecloth a skinny scarf and
a pair of mittens in there with that silly white
cotton that disagrees with the flash!
The headband's in there, too!
Wow, I've knit a LOT of that yarn already...Yayyy! for 6 weeks off work! (Well, except for the staples. If I said yay for staples, then I would have to disown my inner weirdo...that would be too weird for even her!)

So, that's a LOT of knitting, but you know what? Christmas is coming! I guess I'd better stop blogging and start some secret knitting! If you haven't started your holiday projects, I'm sorry I reminded you of the deadline. If you are finished with your holiday projects, I am a little jealous. Either way, thanks for stopping by the blog today, and Knit in Good Health!


  1. Ummmmm, I probably shouldn't admit to this, but I have stood for a VERY long time in the snow, with my feet freezing, trying to get a picture of a drop of water falling off the tip of an icicle. But I finally got it!

    If you are walking seven miles, your recovery must be going great! So glad to hear it!

  2. I have to admit to having an inner Weird, too. So glad to know that I am not alone out here. :)

    Love your knitting projects...and thanks for the pattern, too.

    Wishing you a wonderful day. :)

  3. I too embrased my inner weirdo years ago and made me a much happier tinker. Enjoy it, expand on it, and oh my, christmas knitting. Best get started myself.
    Glad you're feeling better!

  4. I think everyone has an inner weirdo! It's best to let it out anyway!