Daily Archives: August 26, 2015

“An Autumn Rose”

Summer is winding down.  Do you feel it where you live?  Boy, did I feel it this yesterday morning!  I wanted to take a few more pictures of Talyssa modeling her new ensemble and I couldn’t wait to get back inside, although it probably didn’t help that I was barefoot!

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Talyssa’s sweater is knit with Knitpicks Diadem.  It is a single ply yarn which I found to be quite a challenge to knit with.  The threads in each strand of yarn did not want to stay together (and there were a lot of ultra fine silk strands), so I had to be extra careful to get all of it on my needle with each stitch.  It did get easier as I progressed, but knitting this sweater probably took twice as long as it would have with a plied yarn.  On the plus side, this yarn is very silky and soft; it is made with mulberry silk/baby alpaca fibers.  The photos don’t show how the sweater shimmers and shines.

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The headband can be worn like an ear warmer or like a typical headband.  Talyssa is modeling it both ways.

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an autumn rose 544I really enjoy fall, but the end of summer always makes me feel a bit melancholy.  How does the end of summer make you feel?

For more information on Talyssa’s “An Autumn Rose” ensemble, please visit my “Available for Sale” page at cindyricedesigns.com .