It seems like Mother Nature has finally decided that we shall get some rain and much cooler temperatures. It was lovely being able to have the windows open overnight for sleeping and it getting rather cool for early September around here. As a knitter, I do love the cooler weather since it means time to grab a shawl or put on a pair of hand knit socks.
The colors of fall are not colors that I tend to gravitate towards since I do not look good in most shades of orange or yellows. But this year, it seems like my knitting is matching up with the season. I was given the opportunity to test knit a shawl for a designer I happen to like and I challenged myself to work outside of my normal color range. The colors I ended up with are very not me but very fall like with golds, oranges and burgundy. Okay, I do like burgundy since it is a red. But will I wear the shawl once it is completely done and blocked? Hard to tell at this point. But I do happen to know someone who loves these particular colors so it may end up being mailed off to her as a gift.
Even my knitting matches the change of seasons
Even the flowers I am seeing at my favorite early morning farmers market downtown reflects the change of the seasons happening slowly.
Oranges and greens seem to mark the start of the change from summer to fall
I am starting to see hints of fall in the items seen at the local farmers’ markets. Baby butternut squash are my current favorite. They are the perfect size for a single serving. I can’t wait for the current heat wave to break so I can roast one of these lovelies.
The moon late at night has been orange. Hard to capture but this shot reminds me that All Hallows Eve will be here soon.
A view up Carroll Creek on a hot August day.
A view up Carroll Creek on a hot August day is refreshing so long as you can ignore the gnats and bugs that seem to want to surround you. The creek is very tempting to dip your toes in if you are brave enough.
This is the time of the summer when the farmers’ markets are super colorful with the stunning colors of assorted hot peppers. The colors of these peppers offer a wonderful palette for stranded colorwork inspiration.
Apricots waiting their turn to be turned into jam. Peaches and nectarines to enjoy. And a medley of cherry tomatoes to just enjoy. Summer produce has finally started to come into the farmer’s markets locally.
Perfect way to warm up after a visit to the yarn shop on a cold late fall day