Look what showed up in our yard! Around these parts, you know that fall is coming when mushrooms start popping up in the grass overnight and the spiders go crazy and start spinning webs everywhere. A few leaves are already turning colors, the mountain ash is full of orange berries, and some of the purple asters are starting to bloom. Yep, fall is on its way to the Northwest, and I am glad these past two weeks are gone.
The indoor plants have prospered from my lack of attention. This Hoya, which is a cutting from one of Mom Shaw's plants, put on TWO smelly flowers. They sure are pretty though.
One of my recent discoveries, thanks to pink eye, is that I can knit without wearing my contacts or glasses, and knit I did these past few weeks. I finished a couple of secret projects that are on their way to Lake Sylvan, AND one very longstanding WISP which had been put away partially finished so long ago that I don't remember when I started it. BAD! But it's done now and ready to wear. Hurrah!
It took a while to sew all the ends in on this project, that's for sure. This was my first attempt at modular knitting using a yarn called Rhythm. No two balls of any shade are quite the same which keeps things interesting. It took 4 circular needles of varied lengths to knit the edging! If you want the details, you can find me on Ravelry as jatshaw.
Besides knitting, I read some interesting books recommended by our daughter Catherine. One, The Blue Sweater, asks some very provocative questions about philanthropic projects and helped me to better understand her work. The other, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, was an enjoyable and interesting read. I'd recommend both. Oh, and I got a nice handmade get well card from David, who is getting quite good at writing his name as well as growing pumpkins and sunflowers.
The Yellow Giant