Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Winding down

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” ~ Faith Baldwin

We received our first frost/freeze on the 13th.  It officially put an end to my gardening but not my canning as I was given some sweet potatoes and apples.  I canned some sweet potatoes, apple pie filling and apple butter.  The rest of the sweet potatoes are in storage and the apples are a daily snack.

With canning slowing down I am now cleaning.  I started to take the screens off and do the windows but then it warmed up again and those lady bug look a likes tried squatting in my home ….evicted!!

Farm chores have slowed considerably.  The three little pigs went to the market (aka butcher) along with two ducks, two geese (because the one attacked me on a daily basis) and three turkeys.  

So with some extra (ha ha) time on my hands I have been knitting.  After the candy corn hat for grandson, I made a pilgrim hat

and a turkey hat so he can switch them up. 

Now I am knitting him moccasins.  Excuse the picture quality and the camera strap in the way as it was not my camera.  I have a hankering to start a more in depth project I just haven’t had one grab me yet.  Till then I will  find little things to knit and maybe make a nick in the stash of roving waiting to be spun since I am going to Rhinebeck this weekend.  I don't know how it happens but at every venue such as this some roving/yarn inadvertently falls into my bag.  I have seen others with this same problem and they are not complaining so  won't either!


Sandie Knapp said...

OMG! I nearly died laughing when I saw the turkey hat. And you won't believe this, but my 48 year old son wants one. Yeah, right! That is really cute. Maybe you could share a photo of your grandson wearing it? That would be priceless. LOL

All the hats came out very nice. Good work.


Linda said...

Love those hats! What a lucky little grandson. Hope you have a great time at Rhinebeck...make sure you keep the bag open....just in case! Lol!

cyndy said...

Great photos...really beautiful!

And you make fabulous hats for the grandboy ;o)

Have fun at Rhinebeck!