I never believed so many of you are still there on the other side of the screen. Somehow I had begun to think that with all the blogs, facebook pages, twitters, instagrams, the world is so crowded with all kinds of input that no one would ever notice my absence or would miss me. I have been touched while reading your comments. I truly needed to read each one of them, we all need encouragement sometimes and this could not have come better time. Thank you so much to you all.
The beginning of the week was very grey. Heavy clouds and no wind at all. There are still few leaves on trees here and there, but the world is definitely quieting down. Almost like the nature is holding her breath and waiting. I am sure she has been contemplating on just what to do next and all of a sudden decided to bathe us once again in beautiful sun light. I love this soft autumn sun. October is the month when the first snow usually falls. If that should happen next week, I would think that it was all of a sudden, but really it would not be, it is just that our summer was so very long this year.
We usually feed birds through the winter months and this week we had a visitor that I have not seen there before. I did not see him (?) eating anything, but he was keeping close eye on the little birds. There were plenty of great tits and they were not bothered by his presence at all, they kept eating away and he kept looking. He did not make any aggressive moves in any way and sat there for quite a while, until Tina noticed him and barked and he flew away. I have not seen him since. He was quite small.
both pictures through the window
The socks are finished. A new one has been cast on. Only half of the first cuff is done, but it will be more or less similar to the first pair. Maybe I will make the cuff part longer this time...
I have been thinking of Christmas a lot already. I would love to do some Christmas crafting but don't know yet what it should be. I did finish one felted bird and took the lot outside for pictures. I was wondering if I should knit red elf hats for them and if that would set me in the right mood. I think I just might do that, but for that to happen, I will need to go yarn shopping.
Stash shopping that is. About two years ago I packed all my yarn into large plastic pins and took them to the garage (to the unheated part of it). I love to keep them there, in winter they freeze and that takes care of the insects and having them there I tend to forget what I have. I carefully sorted the yarns out according to their weights. Sadly some of them have been tossed around and gotten into the wrong pins, so I need to arrange them again next summer but it really feels like shopping when I walk up there. The garage is not close to the house but it is in the other side of the yard and I need to take a shopping bag when I go over there. Usually I return something when I go shopping but all in all, this arrangement works really well for me. All my wool is there too. Once in a while large amounts migrate back to the house and then I will sort them inside the house into separate bags so that when I go to visit the stash, it will be easy to return them to their original pins.
I think I will pop over there before it becomes dark.
Thank you for reading, I have enjoyed connecting with you again, and wool with you,