An Autumn Weekend
It was such a beautiful weekend, crisp and cool, but sunny. The leaves are a bit past their best colors, but still pretty. Missy (my dog) and I enjoyed walks on both Saturday and Sunday. The last of the outside seasonal chores were done too. I took the birdhouse down for cleaning, turned off the water to the outside faucets and stored the hoses for the winter. The leaf sweeping is done by the condo association's landscapers.
Saturday night I went out to dinner with a group of friends and then on to a concert by a baroque orchestra called Apollo's Fire. The music was beautiful--coronation anthems by Handel and one of the Brandenburg Concertos (I forget which one) by Bach. Altogether a lovely evening.
I slept in Sunday and went to the noon Mass at church. The Anointing of the Sick was this Sunday and it made me think about how fortunate I am to have good health. Two rows in front of me was a little boy who was anointed. He was about the same age as my darling granddaughter Katy, and it made me tear up to see him. He did look healthy, so I hope that his health condition is in remission, or sucessfully treated. I have several friends dealing with health problems right now. None of them life threatening, but definitely worrying, affecting quality of life, and with associated disabilities. So I said prayers for all of them.
I have finished a knitting project! It is the Forest Forbes Scarf by Kathy Zimmerman. I really wanted it to be longer, but I ran out of yarn (Knit Picks Merino Style in Cornflower) and I procrastinated about ordering more. There is no way I could match the dye lot now, so I just knit until I ran out and cast off. I think it looks pretty good. It will be a birthday present for a friend's birthday next month.
In other knitting progress, I finished the first of the Old Navy Socks and started the second. I thought I had taken a picture, but there isn't one on the camera, so i guess I just thought about taking one! I've also pulled out the longest unfinished project in the project basket, Jade Starmore's design, Beadwork, from a Collector's Item. I've now finished the back and both fronts, so I cast on for the first sleeve. I've been working on this project for three winters now.
Maybe this is the year I'll finish it, but don't hold your breath! I want to start some colorwork mittens and I'm pondering this pattern or maybe this one or possibly this one. Just gotta make up my mind. LOL.
Well that's it for today.