I owe Border Explorer a political meme, but I spent all day Monday writing about cognitive psychology, and I just can't think that hard right now. (Sorry, BE, but I promise I will get to it.)
Since we just passed the autumnal equinox, I'm going to post some photos that make me think of autumn. These are old because we don't have much fall color here yet.
The last few mornings have been misty like this:
And this was what the maple in the front yard looked like last year. I hope we have a repeat performance. The tree is about 14 years old, and the last few years, it's gotten better every year.
Finally, to me, fall always means the return of knitting season, so I am going to shamelessly show off some of my past handiwork. The top photo is a shawl of very warm, fuzzy, self-striping* yarn. It has cables on both sides, so there is no right side / wrong side.
More self-striping yarn. If you've read the blog much at all, you've probably picked up that I LOVE color.
This one doesn't show as well as I would like, but it's absolutely one of my favorites. It was a pain in the butt getting those bobbles positioned precisely row after row.
An aran sweater in one of the colors that looks best on me.
One last sweater made of self-striping yarn (and me with an old hairstyle). This was taken the week I left my old job. Notice how happy I look. LOL
Hoping we all have a warm and cozy autumn.
* Self-striping yarn is yarn that the manufacturer dyes so that it changes color at intervals. So, for example, you might have 10 yards of peacock blue, 8 yards of grape purple, 8 yards of brown, 10 yards of grass green, 12 yards of turquoise, then the pattern repeats. When you knit with that kind of yarn, the stripes appear without your having to change your skein.