We are into the final days of autumn here in NW Ohio. Actually, our season has lasted longer than normal, I think. It's beginning to get chilly overnight, but the days are rather warm and very breezy. Towards evening we often get short, fast-moving showers. Then the sun tries to peek back under the clouds just before sunset and makes beautiful rainbows. Last week we had rainbows two evenings in a row!
In the kitchen we're working on putting up apples. We have over 30 quarts of apple pie filling, a multitude of applesauce, and a fair amount of apple butter. After three days of cranking the apple peeler/slicer/corer and processing jar after jar of produce, I have had my fill of the smell of apples and cinnamon!
This year's crop of alpaca fiber is back from the mill. This year I have skeins and skeins of yarn in different natural colors and weights. I also have rovings to spin, great heavy bumps for large-needle knitting, and felted sheets for sewing. By special request I've dyed some fiber...my first foray into professional dyes. I used my trusty old crockpot and dyed three or four skeins at a time. The yarn came out of the pot bright and variegated. Happy dyer, happy customer!
I've been working on my knitting over the last year or so. I now consider myself to be a confident advanced beginner! I've just finished this watermelon-colored shawl. Making the triangles was a slight challenge, but I'm very pleased with the results! Next I will try to conquer cables!