Thursday, October 11, 2018

It's Here

It's been late in coming, but I am confident in saying that fall is officially here. We woke up this morning to dark skies and rain, and tonight it's supposed to go down to into the 40s. As nice as it has been to wear skirts and sandals for a few more unexpected days, I am ready to break out the socks and sweaters.

And I'm not the only one. A certain 8-year-old is very excited that her new sweater is almost done.

I finished the first sleeve last night. As it took me only about three hours total of knitting time, I'm very confident that all the knitting will be done before the weekend is over. And I'll have plenty of time to block it and let it dry before I take it with me to Rhinebeck in search of buttons.

I'm also feeling pretty good about finishing up what I'm now referring to as my Rhinebeck socks. I'm already nearly to the heel of the second sock.

I call this one "Portrait of a Sock and a Half on a Gloomy Day"

I would've liked a new sweater for the trip, especially as it looks like temperatures will be more seasonal this year, but it's just been too busy in my life. And I'm okay with that. I have plenty of sweaters to wear (including my handspun Boxy, which has not yet had its first official wearing) and will have plenty of time to knit on the way there and back, should I wish to finally cast one on.

Here's hoping that if you've been waiting for fall where you are, it arrives!

1 comment:

  1. I am so ready for a change in the weather! And, I LOVE Rainbow's almost sweater! That is such a cheerful color too! And, I laughed at "Portrait of a Sock and a Half on a Gloomy Day" I feel your pain! LOL