Saturday, October 6, 2012


 How did it get to be October already?  We are in the midst of a rainy bit right now.  That affects the color of the trees in that they seem to be a little dull.  However, when the sun shines, that changes everything.
A golden carpet

I am still hoping for a little red and orange to be added to the color scheme, but that usually doesn't happen until we get a frost.  Which isn't going to come any time soon.  The rain has also brought out a lot of mushrooms.
These look like they belong in a fairy tale

This one is very cool

We've also had some lovely end of the season blooms.
My favorite

All of this nature excitement hasn't deterred me from fiber.  I made a sweet little slouch hat in a lace pattern out of a very soft gray alpaca blend.  Then, being in the lace mode, designed and knit a pair of fingerless gloves using a pattern from an old treasury of stitches. As we are gearing up for Town Wide Yard Sale next weekend,  I felt that a few extra things on hand would not be a bad idea.  Gloria has been under the weather lately and not able to do a lot of physical activity, which, while not a good thing, has given her lots of time to spin and knit, so we should have a good showing.  Thankfully she is on the mend and feeling better.  Her crias, born this summer, are all getting big.  
Some lovely future fiber producers
Soon: frosts, cold nights, woodstoves, planting bulbs and moving plants.  And much spinning, weaving, and knitting.  I love the fall!  

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