The past few mornings have been deliciously chilly. The girls are completely shocked by this and they have been getting up and walking around in layers of clothes and with their bed quilts wrapped around them too. Really! You’d think this wasn’t the most magical time of the year if you listened to them!
I, of course, know better, and they clearly need to be taught. Wood smoke, pumpkin pie, crisp colorful leaves, bushels of apples, warm hand knits to wear, chilly mornings and nights that quickly warm up to delightfully refreshing afternoons… What’s not to love?
I finished both girls Owlets recently. I had a burst of love from the Universe after all my sorrow at having run out of spun wool: both a good friend and the gal originally in charge of spinning it were willing to step in and help me back from my wooly crisis. This was love. Truly. I can’t tell you how good it felt to finish that project up! I was able to give Sophia her new sweater on the first day of school, as I had planned to all year. Thank you, Universe.
Grace’s Owlet is made from chunky weight stuff, not from our sheep, but very red, as she said she wanted. I need to get buttons for the owls eyes for both of them, because the girls want that, but I actually love the Owlets as they are.
I think I will focus on Christmas projects now. I am going to make mittens or hats for everyone in the family, from our sheep’s wool. I’ve been looking up lots of Fair Isle and Nordic patterns, or trying to – Ravelry actually has a shocking shortage of those types of patterns.
Crafting along with Nicole of Frontier Dreams today.