Monday, August 31, 2009

Bring It, Fall

Grey skies and chilly breezes kept down the mosquito population here this summer. They also kept down also my normally vivacious raspberry crop. And now, it seems, summer has turned to fall.

A maple down the street gave the first signs of the turning of the seasons. In a more usual year, the red and orange would juuuust begin to appear nowish. This year, it began weeks ago and, on a walk with Jack the beagle yesterday, I stepped on the first fallen leaves from that tree.

Bring it on. I've got me a new scarf. My younger daughter is modeling it here.
It's the eponymous Ishbel by Isolde Teague. The yarn is one skein of Malabrigo Sock (with plenty of yardage left over), colorway Aguas. I knit it with #6 needles in about four distracted days.

In beagle news, Jack will be rather busy today. We have a crew here rebuilding our two chimneys and a crew reconfiguring some big flower beds in the back. Jack the English constable beagle, of course, is Semper Vigilo, Paratus, et Fidelis. He will be exhausted from making sure everything is tickety boo.


Knitting-twitter said...

.. the scarf and the color look great and of course your daughter modelling it .. ciao ciao

Jennifer said...

(I saw your link on Ravelry.) Both your daughter and your beagle are adorable - each in their own way. I know what you mean about beagles who must supervise all outdoor work. Our beagle has been busy keeping an eye on the painters at the neighbor's house this past week. He takes perimeter checks for our tiny yard very seriously, and they must be done frequently throughout the day.