Monday, 27 October 2008

Rainbows and fleece.




The clocks went back an hour yesterday so night now falls with a great thump at about five in the evening. Time to close the curtains and keep warm. There might be frost on the roof in the mornings but our tomatoes are still ripening in the greenhouse. Feet have been finished and mitts have been made, a pair for Archie with less Frill than mine but the rest of the pattern stays the same.

It has been super rainy this weekend but the storm eased just enough to let this rainbow through, well worth getting soaked for.

I have almost finished spinning my first fleece, a gift from the lovely Julie and it is likely to turn into a cosy cardigan of immense proportion. One of my Spinning Guild gave me a Shetland fleece last weekend and on Thursday I met Kim who gave me two whole fleeces and a big bag full of mixed fibres. I'm not sure if spinners are an exceptionally generous lot or very clever people who want to lure us all over to the Distaff side. Either way, I have a lot of spinning to keep me company on the dark winter nights.

9 comments:

Miss Frugality said...

Your pictures are already helping to brighten up a cold dark night :-)

Knittah said...

Love the socks! And the tomatoes!

Mary Jane said...

What beautiful pictures! I warned you about those fleeces! My boss and I were sure there was a time-change but it hasn't happened yet...everyone thought we were crazy...we were just on Scotland time. Have fun in California! Eat Tamales and Dim Sum, but maybe not at the same time.

petra said...

Great pictures! I love your socks!

a friend to knit with said...

your socks are awesome!
we change the clocks this weekend. there goes our daylight. i will want to put on my jammies at 4:00!!

Louisa said...

Love the counterchanged heels on the socks! And your rainbow is much more complete than my last one - but you have more sky in the country than I do in a city. Beauty!

I've got a few tomatoes still left ripening but they've been out of the greenhouse and in MY house for ages. Are those the Taxi variety? The one I had so much trouble with this year? The handwarmers work very well with the tomato colour.

Thalia said...

I love your photos - they all have an afternoon-in-Autumn glow that is wonderful.

I wonder, if I get better at spinning, will people throw fleeces at me? I think spinners and knitters tend to be a generous folk, but perhaps I am biased.

TD wool design said...

winter spinning sounds heavenly. and where you live looks it too! gorgeous photos. sounds like you are ready for warmth and toasty-ness! enjoy :)

Cindy G said...

Wonderful socks! I, too, like the heel treatment.

And a shetland fleece, how neat. Just the thing for long winter evenings, first in the spinning, then the knitting, then the wearing.

Our clocks will change tonight (and I must say I'm looking forward to to the extra hour of sleep.