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.
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!