Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lovely Autumn Color

I can never get enough of fall color. I took this photo a few weeks ago. One branch of this maple tree - which is probably a little too close to our deck - was turning red. It was just a little bit of color - a small sample of what was to come. I just love these little peeks of change.

We're much deeper into fall now. In fact, we're well past days of color and now have mountains of leaves to be raked. It's worth it, though.

Have a great week.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


A couple of months ago, this was the beginning of a message to me from my Aunt Kathy telling me she missed my blog posts. Nice of her and maybe just what I needed. What can I say? It's been a busy year and it was a particularly busy summer. Now that fall is well under way, maybe things will calm down.

And so I pick up where I left off…knitting.

Alpaca Corded Bundle

I always get the knitting bug when the weather starts to cool down. This year is no different. A couple of weekends ago, I attended a fibers festival called Fiber in the Boro held annually in Murfreesboro, TN. I met two alpaca farmers and both have farms in TN and not far from me. Who knew?! I had no idea but I am quite happy because I love being able to source locally.

I spent a while talking with Ray and Debbie Hansen who own Painted Alpaca Farm in Columbia, TN, and since I have fallen in love with alpaca, I bought this large bundle from them. I plan to knit it into a rug using Addi circulars (as soon as I find them). I expect it to knit up very quickly. I hope I'm right about that.

This yarn was hard to photograph. Of course that could have been partially due to the extra help I had from Gus.

Enjoy your day.