Love it! Driving to work this morning, I marveled at the incredible color popping out all around me. Did you know that leaves turn color, not because of lower temperatures but because of fewer hours of light? Think about it…photosynthesis! Never mind, five syllable words cannot dim the glory of the changing seasons 😉
When I got to the shop, I peeked through the shelves and pulled out some lovely autumn shades from among the skeins. All summer long, I’ve worked in aqua, pale green, yellow. Now I’m craving the luscious warm shades like plum, brick, and pomegranate.
It has been on my mind to make a pair of socks from this, one of my favorite ‘staple yarns’, Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine, in glorious Canadian red! Perhaps Carl shall be the recipient.
This is my favorite new yarn, Quince & Co. Chickadee. I’m using this plump and fluffy little gem for a new hat and gloves pattern. I’m currently using “Glacier”, but I’m struck with how pretty these three colors look snuggled up together on the shelf.
This arrived yesterday…Malabrigo Rios in “Cumparsita”. What an indescribable shade of plum it is, and with such a complexity of shades, it reminds me of fresh berry pie! I’m currently/intermittently knitting Carl’s Birthday Sweater with Rios, but in the Playa colorway.
After all those years of living in the US, it always feels a little weird to celebrate Thanksgiving so early, but celebrate we shall! We’re blessed with family and dear friends this weekend which means cooking, baking and cleaning. Better get at it!