September is always a month I look forward to – back-to-school, college football, cooler temperatures (sweater weather!), Charlie’s birthday – and this year promises something new. My mom invited me to accompany her on her first trip to Europe; we are headed to Vienna on the 24th for a cruise on the Danube River! I’ll have a lot more to share about our trip – but for today (after all it is Thursday) – it’s three things I’m making to wear while I’m there.
We’ve been stalking the weather forecasts for Vienna (we’ll be there for three days at the beginning of the trip) and Nuremberg (two days at the end) and we’re looking forward to “fall” – highs in the high 60’s/low 70’s and lows (especially on the river at night) maybe dipping into the high 40’s. I joked with my mom that it’s going to be like Alaska with shorter days 😉 I think it will also be a little dressier, but we’ll still need to be comfortable for traveling and doing a bit of guided exploring in some very old towns with very old streets.
I’m planning on mostly dresses/tunics to wear with tights/leggings/jeans and sneakers/flats/booties. and of course a few hand knits. Along with three new pieces:
First up – the Esmé tunic I shared last week. It only needed hems when I took the photo earlier today and now, it’s done!
Next – Soyokaze. The color, textures and fiber (DK weight wool, alpaca, silk) should be perfect for the cooler temperatures. Sorry for the wonky photo … but I have finished that cool collar, worked through the yoke increases, separated the sleeves and now I’m cruising through the four lace repeats that make the body.
And finally – a Wax and Wool Tote. which I haven’t started yet (I still need to find thread), but friends assure me it’s a quick project (once I get the pieces cut).
I’ll admit that when I finished Esmé today I spent half an hour looking for “fall-ish fabrics” … I would love to make another tunic (likely a Uniform with sleeves). And I’m not even sure it’s crazy to think I might have time. I do have to visit JoAnn’s tomorrow for thread ….
Head on over to Carole’s to see more Three on Thursday posts!
p.s. thank y’all for your good wishes and understanding about the power outage yesterday (thankfully, we haven’t had another one since I posted yesterday). I wrote several of you today that I totally own that I’m spoiled (my idea of roughing it is a hotel without room service) … but today I am most mindful of – and grateful for – air conditioning, ice and internet!