What shall we start with?
I found this photo I took for you when I harvested the carrots a few weeks ago –
funny looking but delicious!
Here’s a photo I took of the house yesterday morning – not great, but you can see the leaves are really changing. They are doing it kind of differently this year – the cherries are almost bare, the maples are hanging in there with their reds. The beeches haven’t really turned and the oaks haven’t even thought about it. Yet the pines are turning a golden green and dropping their usual amount of needles (1/3 or so.)
Hard to believe it will only be a few weeks until the trees are bare and we have white everywhere. Which leads me to this picture, taken this afternoon. A said to me “Hey, look outside!” and this is what I saw – the first flakes.
Those little white dashes against the railing are snow flakes speeding to the ground, where thankfully, they melted.
This is the Andean mist shawl. Color is pretty good, but it isn’t a great photo of the details, I am sorry. The lace edge is a pretty pattern, easily memorized, and the whole body is stockinette which really flew by. It is a lovely soft thing. 🙂
Here’s what I am working on now – Charleston baby cardigan in Tosh light. The color is composition book gray. It is coming along pretty well, although I feel like I missed a lot of knitting time last weekend – I am not used to doing all the driving – usually I get good knitting time in on these road trips. But I am nearly done with the fronts. Then come the sleeves, then the back.
Here’s the yarn I got last weekend, along with the pattern I plan to make with it. It is a cowl or scarf pattern, I expect I will make the cowl, and hopefully, a matching hat. Probably for sale if I finish it in time for the pop-up shop. I don’t think I have mentioned that – it is a definite go again this year, and I am thrilled to be getting in on it from day one, as opposed to the week before Christmas like last year. 🙂 It has caused me to take a hard look at the things I have over at J and B Atlantic. They have most of my inventory, and things really haven’t been moving. I had hoped that they would have by now, and I know the holidays are different, but I also know I sold more in three weeks at the pop-up shop last year than I have in 6 months at J and B. So, Tuesday I will talk to the lovely shopkeepers there about a way to keep a presence there, but to also move stock over to Bucksport. It shouldn’t be hard, it should be all business, right? Of course these are my things I made, so there is some emotion there. I was glad when I stopped in last week to see how things were going to learn that they FINALLY sold a necklace. I’m in trouble if things really start moving in both places – I’ll have to take vacation time to knit. 🙂
Lastly, here are a few morning shots from last week – every day was prettier than the last! Except for the tree tops in the backyard, these are phone shots through the windshield, so not great quality. Yes, I stopped, even if briefly, to get them for you. 🙂 Not sure what I will do when the road construction is done and I don’t get forced to stop at the river each morning.
oooh, look at that fog bank down by the river!