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!
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.
The headband can be worn like an ear warmer or like a typical headband. Talyssa is modeling it both ways.
I 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 .
Next photo shoot maybe grab yourself some slippers… I wondered if this was the silky, yummy yarn that you swore off, i.e., never again. It IS so pretty. I can’t say well worth the time– only you can. But it iS so pretty. Your perfection is always evident in your tiny knits and your photography. Thank you, Cindy, for some great inspiration.
Hi Marina. Yes, slippers…and in a few months, boots. Ugh!
This is the yarn that was very hard to work with. The headband seemed to go faster; either because I was more experienced with this yarn or it was a smaller piece, probably the latter. Thank you for your kind words and letting me know you enjoyed seeing this new ensemble for Talyssa.
Have a great weekend!
Hi Cindy. This beautiful ensemble is perfect for Talyssa. She models it so well! We are still having really warm, sunny weather here, but don’t know for how long. Especially since fall is on our backs. Have a happy day!
Hi Sonia, I hope your summery weather continues. It is supposed to get hot here early next week, so I am looking forward to that. I am continually amazed that summer is practically over!
Thank you for your sweet comments on Talyssa’s new ensemble. It is always so nice to hear from you.
Enjoy your weekend, Sonia!