Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Happy Autumn



We're officially making the change into fall around here. The air has a definite nip to it at night. I had to get up and close windows last night and put an extra blanket on the bed. There's termination dust (visible snowfall in the mountain tops)on the Chugach Range as well as the Talkeetna mountains visible from my windows. The High Bush Cranberries are ripening nicely with a brilliant splash of scarlet leaves, the birch leaves are turning yellow and falling in golden swirls from the trees. The somewhat spicy, somewhat skunky smell of fall hits my nose as I shuffle through the undergrowth. I love the change of seasons...I treasure the jewel of Alaska autumn. It is so very brief, hardly a month before it will all be covered by snow. Definately time to pull out the deep colors and soft woolens. (Gee, can you tell I've been reading EZ's Knitters Almanac? She puts me in such a poetic mood! Can't believe I've been knitting this long and just finally obtained a copy of it!)

I'm heading to the hot weather for a family wedding (yeah...decided to go after all) and little vacay for a few days. Received my Ravelry invite today too! Almost missed it in the wash of other emails! I look forward to joining in the fun when I return. Still have no idea what project to take with me...maybe the unfinished Luna?...maybe some Monkey Sox? maybe both....I'll pack later this morning. I'll be out of touch for a bit. Hopefully will have lots and lots of photos when I return. Hope the rest of the week brings everyone lots of goodness. Knit on!

5 comments:

Joan said...

I'll be waving to you from Ravelry, Lisa, and knowing you'll be here any minute. ;-}

Minnie~Knits said...

sweet Jesus I still have over 9600 people ahead of me. By the time I get there, I'll be like "WOOHOO Ravelry! Who wants to be my friend!"
And then YOU'LL all be: "what the hell are you talking about, we've all moved to UNravelry, Ravelry is SO last year".
Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Hey it's the Knitting Teen. Your so lucky it's turning fall. I love all of the cold seasons. I finally finished the leg warmers so I'l e mail you that picture. Now I'm focused on the second baby blanket!

junior_goddess said...

Psssh. I'm with you. All I want is the lookie see capability, all my friends are on Elann.

Arctic Knitter said...

Have fun! Monkey socks are a great travel project - portable & a pattern easy to remember. Enjoy the warmth! Can't see any termination dust today - the clouds are covering the mts outside our windows...