that’s what i saw when i looked blearily across the street upon getting out of bed yesterday morning—my neighbor’s yard was positively brimming with buzzards. hmm, must investigate.
turns out that in the night some friends of his decided to play a prank by planting dozens of these birds in his lawn along with this sign
i guess that 50th birthdays deserve this sort of attention, but, um, maybe i’ll keep mine to myself (it’s a couple of years off yet, but you never know. bret really likes outdoor decorating.).
thank you for all your nice comments about autumn arbor . . . i always appreciate the kind notes that you leave, letting me know that you like a new design.
i’ve spent the last few days cooking stuff from the garden and working on various patterns for WIPs hanging about the place. so not as much knitting as i’d like, but lots accomplished.
and i worked a lot on my sweater . . .
then ripped it out again. i KNOW. when will i ever stop doing that?
i cast right back on; i just wanted to make a change, but it was a change that would affect everything down to the hem edge. that’s the downside of sweaters all in one piece; you lose everything every time you rip back.
now it’s back on the needles and i’m feeling good about this attempt. that’s a pretty good photo, by the way, of the colorway; it’s actually a nearly-black blend of various rich colors which aren’t quite that bright, but this is the best photo i have to date.
i wrote the pattern for my little lace sock and sent it off to hattie to test; she’s moving this weekend back to the east coast and my home town area, so i’ll actually get to see her once in a while now on my visits. i told her that there are lots of wonderfully welcoming knitters in the albany area, so look out for her, ok?
anyway, i have the leg of sock #2 done now and will knit through the heel tonight to see if i wrote that part correctly.
if all goes well and hattie’s does the same, we should be able to release this pattern some time next week.
can you tell from that picture that fall is in the air today, big-time? it’s dark-ish and cloudy but it doesn’t feel like rain—just fast-moving autumn skies leaves are falling and it’s turned quite cool. it’s great knitting weather. great sweater weather (i have one on now).
this morning when i got up, the buzzards were all gone from my neighbors yard, but a real harbinger of fall on harvard avenue has taken its place
after all, it is a mere five weeks til halloween. time’s a-wastin’.