Coles River and The Crown

It’s a lovely, rainy Saturday here in Texas.

I’m super content to spend a weekend at home when we were out of town last weekend and are traveling again the next two. This week I finish a knit design, work on August and September socks, start the Coles River CAL, enjoy Kent’s cooking and review the shows I outlined last week. Enjoy!


Finished Objects

I do have one FO this week- the next design in my “Fall Means Football- Subtle Fanwear Collection”, but I’m not quite ready to show it here yet. The design went out to testers today. I can’t wait to see what you think!


WIP’s- Focus Projects

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I’ve been hustling to get my August socks done and out of the way. These beautiful Waffle Creams will be an FO next week!

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Luckily my September socks are already off to a great start. I worked the entire foot of the first sock during a long day of football last Saturday. These are just a plain vanilla pair to show off the fun “Ducks” colorway by Sunrise Fiber Co.

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I also started my Coles River Kerchief as part of a CAL hosted by Toni L. of TL Yarn Crafts. This crocheted shawl is triangular and has beautiful lace sections. I’m using some yummy lavender alpaca.


Something New

During our Labor Day trip to Seattle I got to visit a couple yarn stores. The first was one I’ve known about and wanted to go to for years. The second was a nice surprise!

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My yarn haul from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Churchmouse Yarns Teas is located on Bainbridge Island- just a ferry ride away from Seattle. This store carries lines like Shibui and Brooklyn Tweed and doesn’t have a large indie-dyed selection. I went straight for the Shibui. I’ve wanted to make Joji’s Like a Cloud cardigan since before the pattern came out. I got some lovely dark charcoal in Cima and Silk Cloud to make a delicious cardigan. I also walked away with some tea, shortbread cookies, knit sheep buttons, and anti-inflammatory hand balm.

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So Much Yarn is in Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market… well one street up. The shop is next to a yummy soda fountain- we all got ice cream floats! The store carried big line names, but also had a good selection of indie-dyed yarn. Their exclusive colorway “Market Flowers” from Baah was so beautiful. However, Spincycle caught my eye. I got this marled yellow and gray beauty that I plan to use for a hat.


What God’s Teaching Me

My connection with God is at an all-time low (since becoming a Christian about three years ago). Do you ever feel that way? I’m not motivated to read scripture, we haven’t gone to church in ages, and we definitely aren’t tithing. But those are just things Christians do.

I am most concerned with my heart, and I think this is also God’s biggest concern. My discontentment with work has allowed the Devil to sneak in and clog up other areas of my life this week. I feel tired. My mind is cluttered. I’m behind on housework, I didn’t go to the gym once this week, and we ate fast food too many times.

Blah. I keep remembering the quote I shared last week; that flowers aren’t meant to blossom in every season and neither are we. So in the weeks that come, although I might not have much to share in this section, I’m hoping that there will be a time when I look back at these months and can say definitively where God was working in my life.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Ecclesiastes 3:11


What We’re Cooking

It’s Kent’s turn to shop and cook this week- hallelujah for so many reasons! One, I don’t have to go grocery shopping (ick!) and two, he’s much better at putting together a full meal.

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Tuesday he grilled New York Strips and corn. We ate that along with steamed broccoli and my favorite King’s Hawaiian rolls.

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I’ve been enjoying the shortbread cookies I bought at Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.


What I’m Reading Watching

Last week I shared some of the shows I’ve been watching and a few more that I was going to download and try on my trip. {Still reading away at the Warcraft book though!}

As had feared, Jessica Jones was too explicit for me. That’s just a personal preference! I like to watch TV to feel good, and over-sexual and violent shows make me feel icky. However, the Netflix original movie- Set it Up was really funny! I’d even watch again.

The biggest success was The Crown. I’m four episodes in now (each one is an hour long) and I’m loving it. I even find myself doing a few quick Google searches on the Royal Family to confirm the details in the show. I’ll definitely download more episodes to watch on our next couple trips!


Check back next week for more going-ons in the Knitty Natty home!

Love in stitches,

Knitty Natty

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