There is something bittersweet about this time of year.
The last few weeks of summer hint of cooler temperatures and the anticipation of Autumn, my favorite season. I often refer to it as the 'dying season'. Hubby says I'm crazy, but there is a stillness that starts to creep over the mountains and forest. Plants and trees take on a different role, the lushness of their midsummer blooms starts to wane. The animals and insects know the season is drawing to a close, as their nighttime calls and chirps change along with the gathering, stashing, and hibernation preparations.
The cooler nighttime temperatures are an inspiration for the fall season. With low sixty degree temperatures at night, I've started working on a developing our own mitten pattern. It's slow going, but I want something to be worked in the round, that can be adjusted for baby and adult sizes.
I'm also looking forward to completing some custom woolens for a few of my best customers. Here is one I just finished; a soaker skirtie, knit with the Juliette pattern by Julibeans. I used the entire 10 ounces of wool that Megs sent me, beautiful Cestari dyed by Blackbird Designs in the Neapolitan colorway. It should fit pretty well with some room to grow.