I haven’t written in so long that I don’t think I will even try to catch you up.
On the whole life has been boring, when it comes to blogging. Work is stressful and overwhelming at times, but not unmanageable, given enough time. Home is fine and restorative,as always.
And fall is upon us!
The colors were so muted for such a long time, then we had a gray week and they all popped out.
The morning glories are struggling to bloom now, the sun is so low they are in shade most of the day. But late in the afternoon, the sun makes it past the house and they seem to glow.
I have been making lots of apple crisp the past few weeks, which I love, and it is so easy to make, yum!
Still need to do the fall yard work – dig up the carrots and plant the garlic, spread a little cow manure and straw about… but the cosmos and zinnias are still blooming, so I can’t bother them, can I?
There was ice on the windshield this morning. Not frost, but real ice, from the heavy dew and very cold temps. So this fall is clearly not going to last, and winter will be here before we know it.
So, we ordered our pellets for the winter – 4 tons. With help from our BIL, we loaded two tons into the cellar yesterday, and will work on them each weekend until they are done. Left to our own devices, we do about a ton a day, but with help, we were able to double that. We both notice that this time of year, a bag of pellets seems so heavy (40 pounds) but by spring we think nothing of hauling a couple of bags up the stairs to fill the stove.
I have been knitting and spinning – knitting very focused on two things – the Down the Road and Back Again shawl, which SHOULD get finished this week, and is already sold! Yea!
And of course, socks. One of the things going on at work this time of year is health fairs. I knit a lot at them, in between chatting with people about the organization. One of them was so crowded (free flu shots!) that no one could move, and so I sat knitting and chatting with people – it turns out the knitting was drawing folks to the table. I might start keeping on knitting when people approach, instead of tucking it away. So I finished one sock and have made a good start on the second.
Spinning has also been happening –
I made this yarn which will join some scraps and leftovers to become a shawl. It is a two ply, one ply is Tasman Comeback, the other ply is Finn.
Then this yarn flew off the wheel! It will likely be a hat, as there isn’t much yardage. It’s a bulky 4 ply, in Falkland.
Next up is some yarn that I hope will be for some socks – I haven’t spun for socks in quite a while. This is merino, bamboo, and nylon.
One last photo – leaving Whorls and Purls on Saturday, I looked up and thought that it looked like someone had floated a piece of roving across the sky.
That’s it from around these parts – I hope you have been having a good month so far! What does fall look like in your part of the world?