I have been really busy this week, getting ready for the approaching cold season... actually, the next two days are supposed to be unseasonably cold, after Monday and Tuesday were unseasonably warm! We picked gooseberries in one of the high country meadows on Monday afternoon, I ran errands and babysat on Tuesday, and also started harvesting herbs, vaccinated and wormed critters on Wednesday afternoon, and then harvested more herbs, squash, last of the tomatoes, etc., and even crushed grapes for a batch of wine yesterday afternoon! Whew... I have been working harder than usual physically, excited that I can do it again, but sore and tired. I really didn't have any choice, as the danger of frost means I better pick and store what I can right away, including cutting what is left of my herb garden to dry and feed to the donkeys (especially good sources of vitamins and minerals).
I haven't had time to take the next round of photos of my WIPs, but a few knitted items are close to completion and I also want to share my quilt class experience from last week... hoping for some indoor time later this weekend!
I have finished one chemo cap and started a second, just sewed on the button for baby Macie's sweater (shown here on a bear) and am completing the finish work and weaving in ends on my Diamond Square sweater, which will have to serve as a vest during the cold months. I put it aside last fall because I couldn't finish in time to wear in warm weather, but decided a few weeks ago to finish up lots of loose ends, no matter the season or reason. Black Sand gets to go to a training with me today, while February Lady will visit the yarn shop for my Saturday shift.
I wanted to show the last of the sunflowers... these lovely, wooly, golden orbs that will soon be gone.. have a lovely fall weekend! I will be celebrating my birthday tomorrow by knitting more chemo caps at the shop, and then hosting what will probably be the last gathering in the outdoor kitchen for a Sunday bar-be-que