Saturday, September 01, 2007

My Favorite Time of the Year Starts Today!

I am so happy that it is finally September! I love autumn! There is just something about the leaves turning all shades of yellow, orange, and red, the weather cooling off, the feel of the air that I look forward to every year. I was out shopping the other day and all of the craft stores have the Halloween decorations out. For those of you that don't know this--I LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE Halloween!!!!!!!!!! It is my favorite holiday. What's not to love? You get to dress up in fun costumes, eat lots of chocolate, and decorate your house with all sorts of fun spooky decorations. (As soon as mine is decorated I will post pictures!)

Of course, the best part of autumn--aside from Halloween--is with cooler weather comes a need for all of those divine, lucious, hand-knit sweaters, socks, mitten, hats, scarves, etc. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and you all know how I feel about that! I can't wait!

Unfortunately, it is still getting up to the 90's (F) during the day--no sweaters yet! The other day we had a simply beautiful late summer "gully washer" (that's where it pours rain for about 30 minutes and washes all of the gutters and gullies out!). As you can see from the picture it not only washed out my gutters but it flowed up into my yard to wash out my rock "gully". There is a nice sidewalk in front of the wood pieces under all of that water.
My Son decided he wanted to go play in the water. By this time the rain had stopped, but the "gully washer" was still flowing really nicely!--into my yard.

It didn't take long for it to go back down. Now all that's left is a nice layer of silt in my rock yard.

I thought I would put a couple of pictures of the yarn that is appearing in my etsy store over the next few days. The first picture if of some superwash wool sock yarn in "Rocket Red". This is great sock yarn! I love how the colors turned out!
This is superwash wool sock yarn as well and it is in the color "Summer Daze". It reminds me of sitting a the pool under the shade trees in the grass watching my kids swim. It knits up into nice little two row stripes with little white spots here and there that look like clouds.
I have more, but I still need to get pictures of them. Check out my etsy store--the link is in the side bar under "My favorite places" and click on the "Find my patterns...etc".
Happy knitting! Happy Fall!

1 comment:

Anni said...

Gorgeous yarn. I remember those heavy showers in Colorado. They used to really amaze me. I prefer summer, and luckily it's still warm here too, but not for much longer I expect.