Saturday, September 17, 2011

Welcoming Autumn

Whoa! I've been bad about blogging lately. I hurt my knee and it set me back a bit and now my mom is here so we're out having some fun. But it's time to get to work dyeing, skeining, knitting, ordering, creating. I had a show last weekend and I have four shows the next four weekends so better get my butt into high gear!
There's a chill in the air and the smell of autumn all around. Good bye to the hot summer, the earthquake, Hurricane Irene and Lee and the 15" of rain we had in the last couple weeks. I think that 98% of people claim fall as their favorite season. Spring is by far my favorite (new blossoms, reawakening, being outdoors, gardening) but fall is my second fave. I'm so glad I live in an area that has four distinct seasons.

The sheep like fall too. Cooler weather makes their wool grow faster and don't lay around so much in the shade. I find them out in the back field more grazing.

The studio gets a fresh fall look.

I make more scarves and shawls in autumn colors.

Some with leaves 'falling' from the ends.

My 'Biggie' yarn.

Salsa yarn in fall colors.

Even my jewelry turns to oranges.

...and more roving

 Buttons ready for a fall cardigan


Linda, knitting on circular needles said...

Hi, Dalis!

Hope you knee is feeling a bit better. You need good legs to stand on for all of those shows. And best wishes with your shows; hope they are successful!

OK, I have what is probably a dumb question. Do you sheep ever recognize you yarn and roving as having come from them? I know, silly question - couldn't help wondering, though.

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your mouth fell open, so beautiful, every one of it
and your shawls.....
I'm going on reading and enjoying what you write, and what you make...
(I'm Dutch btw,, sorry for my english)

have a very nice day (we also had lots and lots of rain...yugh)