Thursday, November 12, 2009

November is Variable

It really shouldn't be a surprise to me, but here it is, early November, and I have started the first second daytime fire to warm up the house.  For quite awhile at the beginning/end of the heating season, we can get away with just a fire in the evening to take the chill off.  I was on my way home today last week and ran smack dab into the first snow squall of the season.  It was pretty impressive considering that it was about a 70/30 mix with rain; even so, the road was slushy and snow accumulating at the grass line in a matter of minutes.

The pumpkins sold really well and now we're moving on to other fall-themed objects.  The Canadian geese turned out quite well (and can be found in my Etsy shop).  I'm working on a turkey, but need to figure out a better way to do the tail before it's ready for prime time.

There has been much knitting.  Mittens for a grown-up neighbor, mittens for the wee ones next door and fingerless mitts for the shop where I have stuff consigned.

I have begun thinking of what to do about Christmas gifts and must get cracking on those.  There's a pair of mittens on the knitting list and will probably weave something (like placemats or table runners maybe).

Hmm, must finish posts in a more timely manner.  They say if you wait a bit, the weather will change around here.  They're right.  Ever since that ugly, slushy day we have been enjoying Indian Summer weather.  Some days are better than others...yesterday I pulled my "Cheeto" chair out into the sun and out of the wind.  Nice comfy spot to knit a bit!

Mornings are still quite chilly.  This morning I noticed that there had been some hoar frost.  I just love the way it looks, so popped outside before I had even had my first cup of tea.  It is such a fleeting occurrence and it was melting off as I took pictures.

Another thing I noticed?  Well, Bambi has been busy.  Not the kitty.  I guess I'll see if hanging a bar of soap will deter the big lug before he does any more damage.  Darn things are a real nuisance around here!