The snow arrived today. Not too much. Just enough to send us searching last night for snow boots, mittens, snow pants and warm hats. So we were ready for the morning flurry. We've grown used to the snow and the joys and extra work it brings yet it still requires more time in the morning. Since that morning "time" seems to be more elusive than other times of the day it means planning.
I wish I could say that I was happy the snow arrived. I do love the snow. I hope for more of it as the season progresses. Yet today, I'd secretly hoped that Autumn would still be peering at me when I opened my windows. Alas, the world was covered in white. The colors were just getting warmed up too. The yellows more yellow. The reds more red. The oranges, the color that takes the longest to arrive, looked more orange. I was relishing this.
The beginning of October flew by in the usual swoosh of two birthdays for my boys, two parties (we only do parties once in a while though we ended up with two in the same year...go figure), Michaelmas, and talk of Halloween costumes. So maybe I'm sad because I'd just begun to notice. Just started to take my morning coffee outside to enjoy the colors. Just...just...
By the way, I still want to share the birthdays with you. Even if they were weeks ago. Fun was had by all. Things I think you will enjoy or want to try or just get a little chuckle at. So watch for that.
The colorful sweater on my wee girlie is a new favorite. Boy, that patten has been knit! By lots of knitters. I received my chance this past August on our trip to Canada. When I entered Lettuce Knit knitting shop there it was on a shelf, in a kit no less, so I did what any sane knitter would do- I grabbed, hugged it tightly to my chest, barely let go long enough to show the shop owner, and cast on immediately upon jumping into the car. The long drive that day was a dream...knit. knit. knit. With a number of projects in between I finally finished it about two weeks ago. Though I wish it were a bit more roomy on her, I love it none the less.
The shawl, the Color Affection, I started with the dream yarn I found at Squam in June. There were many times when I wasn't sure I liked it. I kept knitting. Buoyed by what others had claimed about the miracles of blocking. I finished three weeks ago and then blocked it. Now? I'm in love. I may knit another. Or three more. I've even told my friends that they need to knit one themselves. It's that lovely. Do you want to knit one? If so, I can tell you all the reasons you should have one for yourself. Just in case. Let me know. anyway...
Even as I sit here writing this, there is still more snow predicted for tomorrow. My children are elated. I'm excited about the new wool to wrap around myself. I'll come around about the snow again...soon.
Until then, I wanted to share what the warm Autumn color looks like in my part of the world.
What about you?