I like Berroco’s new free pattern, June. It looks like something I’d wear a lot, and I’ve been intrigued by Suede for a while. Hmmmm. Yet another pattern to print and file for future consideration.
There was knitting on both Cromarty and St. Brigid last night. I didn’t knit as long as usual/I’d have liked because I was so, so tired and I went to bed “early.” I’m happy with progress on both; very close to a finished sleeve!
The leaves are turning (does it seem early to anyone else?). There’s an ash in my yard that’s my favorite at this time of year — it simply glows as the leaves turn from green to yellow-gold and purple-maroon. It’s just starting to turn. (‘Twould make a lovely yarn.) Words can’t describe and I doubt that it will photograph, but I’m gonna try. Meanwhile, I love the rich green and purple of this sedum as it gets ready to bloom.
I’ve been feeling it for about a week. At first I thought it was the a/c blowing up my back at work that was making me feel funny. Then I thought that it might be a sinus thing due to allergies (pollen counts are high, ragweed); I’ve never been diagnosed with allergies, but I seem to be suffering from allergy-like symptoms more with each passing year. Maybe I’ve run myself down and was just getting a cold — turning out my light at 12:00+ a.m. and the alarm going off at 5:30 a.m. (many nights in a row), a/c inside, hot/humid outside, going in-and-out all day.
Likely, it is all of those things, but mostly it’s the change of the seasons. There’s something different in the air; it gets dark early and it’s dark when I wake up; it’s very cool in the morning, warming quickly during the day, and cooling again quickly in the evening. I feel it keenly every year. And it’s not just me; at 8:30 last night, DH commented that it felt like 10:00, and even the kids have been going to bed early!