It is a beautiful Sunday here in sunny Florida. I am loving this weather, warm but not toooo humid. This is Autumn for us. You can take a long walk without breaking into a huge sweat.
I can not decorate for Halloween due to renovations for the kitchen/laundry. I needed Autumn to be present in my house, so I went out and bought these beautiful pumpkins for my backyard area. The green pumpkin is the most amazing color. I also bought 5 beautiful white pumpkins, I have them around my outdoor kitchen area, sorry no pictures but they are lovely. You see, I had 65 high school swimmers here last night for a progressive dinner. We ordered the food as the kitchen is still not in working order. I wanted it to look festive outside so the pumpkins did the trick. I was able to put my whole family room back together before the kids arrived. Man, what a lot of work, it almost feels like I am moving in all over again.
On Friday a few of my knitting buddies and I had a road trip down to Sarasota to visit A Good Yarn. They have moved to a new location, and boy was it worth the trip. The store is simply amazing, and the owners and all the people who work there are some of the very nicest people you will ever meet. When I walked in I was overwhelmed with yarn fumes. I think I want to move right in.
When I visit a yarn store that is not in my area, I always like to look for something unique to purchase, something I can't get near home. There were so many options at A Good Yarn, I had a hard time deciding what to buy. I finally decided on the new Knit Wear magazine, gorgeous projects and a delight to see. I also bought this beautiful Merino silk yarn from Three Irish Girls. It is soooo soft and yummy!
And look at this!!!!! Autumn, an acrylic/cotton polyester blend with buttons and these little leaves sewn right into the yarn. In the store they had this made up into a little caplet/shawl. It was BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I couldn't resist.
So I bought two skeins to make the caplet for myself. I think I deserve a bit of a treat after the way the last few months have been working out.
I have been working on my second shawl for a Christmas present for my son's swim coach, that is when I am not cleaning. I will show you more soon.
Hope your weekend is wonderful, and that you are enjoying Autumn or Spring depending on where you are in the world.