Friday, September 23, 2011

Signs of the Season


All year long I look forward to autumn, an all-too-fleeting time of bright sunshine and an even brighter blaze of leaves.  Although things have only just begun to change around here, the air holds a distinct feel of the season.

There's something nostalgic for me in the mingled morning fragrances of brewing coffee and woodsmoke drifting on a chill breeze through an open window. And best of all, it's not too soon to pull out the woollies for wearing!  

The first day of fall seemed the perfect time to cast on for a new project using this gorgeous, Superwash Merino Worsted yarn from Kimber at Fiber Optic.

I love this color "Ellie," an eye-popping orange-red.  This stunner is perfect for a design that will be available soon.

It's been a busy summer around here, with several patterns being published, doing much work around the garden and house, and participating in various family activities, and I look forward to a (somewhat) slower pace this season.

I enjoyed this quote from Northern Farm by Henry Beston: 

The leaves fall, the wind blows,  
and the farm country slowly changes  
from the summer cottons into its winter wools.

I wish all my readers a beautiful first day of fall, much peace, many blessings and happy knitting!


  1. Robin, thank you for sharing your inspiring photos! I am working with Ellie right now. It will be a new design for a small shawl.

  2. Hi Lidia,
    Thank you - great minds must think alike (lol)!! It's amazing that we're using the same yarn right now, can't wait to see your shawl!

  3. Robin, it might take a while. I'm so busy with the garden right now.

  4. Now I'm really homesick for Kentucky. I so miss the colors of fall and the beautiful leaves turning into such gorgeous yummy colors! Love the Ellie - great fall color!

  5. Tina, the colors and beautiful seasons are one of my favorite things about living here. But I also loved things about living out west too. That Ellie color is so pretty I could almost eat it, LOL, and I love how it looks so much like the squash and gourds on the table! Happy fall. :)

  6. Robin, thank you very much for such a nice comment on my blog about my Latte!

  7. omg that yarn is gorgeous!..i love orangey red! and it happens to be in my fave yarn weight! worsted! :) -loveelle on rav :)