Hi there! Hope you are well. Thank you very much for the messages and comments during the past months.
The summer up here was warm and beautiful and it felt almost as long as it used to feel when a child. Tina enjoyed swimming almost daily, old Miina even got far enough not to be able to touch the lake bottom, which is rare for her since she did turn 14 in May. And Kukka learned to swim. My daughter took her few meters into the lake and put her into the water but held her from under the stomach. At first she used only her front paws and it looked really funny, but quite soon she got the hang of it and went to the lake on her own. But now the summer is behind.It rained for most of Sunday. And then again Monday. There have been few mornings when I have been at the sock drawer finding something warm for the feet and days when there has been no more hankering at the cotton yarn pile, both of which are definite signs of the fall and the wool season.
The past rain we had was not the summery large drop kind of happy rain but more like heavy, gray, damp cloth that was wrapped around and I was unable to see the opposite side of the lake. The wind shook off few yellow leaves from the birch trees and they are lying scattered around on the green grass.
I have done my summer traveling and am now happily settled into being at the home front for most of the fall. All the activities are good for the soul, but there is a part of me that would always just knit at home.
In Edinburgh I did a quick visit to k1yarns and bought just a few selected items, more like souvenirs than serious yarn shopping. Later on in Stockholm I got few lovely presents, delicacies, that I will treasure and try to think something worthy to knit of.
I have managed to knit some but not very much during the summer. Lately I have been on a mitten binge. I have cast off two pairs of twined mittens and have cast on for the third pair! Both of these are from Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn and I have been enjoying seeing the color changes. I am thinking of adding embroidery touches here and there but so far have not find anything I like. I feel that both are missing something, I just need to think up what it is.
This scarf was my travel knitting out of my own handspun. It is a lovely scarf by Mimknits and it just might end up being the very first Christmas present and it might very well end up being the very one and only.
Wool with you,