Monday, September 17, 2007

Sure signs of fall

A sleepy DD at 9 am on Rosh Hashanah, a school holiday. If you love the shirt (how could you not?), she got it from Alternative Outfitters.

A spider has taken up residence on our front porch.

The goldenrods and asters are in bloom.

The first leaves have fallen.

A lone osprey, finished raising its young, fishes along the Erie Canal.

Zoe, invigorated by the brisk air, gallops down a trail.

There are apples on my favorite apple tree in the forest.

The sky is more beautiful and varied than any work of art I've seen in a museum.

I walked out of Finger Lakes Fibers with a skein of yarn that matches the natural world I've been enjoying all weekend...

...not consciously...after running into a friend from Rochester, which is 2 hours away, I focused all my energies and walked around this lovely store with three skeins of yarn, all variations of those colors, chose only one so the budget wouldn't take too much of a hit, THEN realized the connection.

I am so smitten by the yarn, Lola by Schaefer Yarns, that I signed up for a sock knit-a-long with the good people at Finger Lakes Fibers. I'm trying to learn to love knitting socks, so I'm hoping that between the KAL and my other purchase of Cat Bordhi's new book, I will make the leap!

4 comments:

Nikol said...

That's all fine. What, however, do you think about Obadiah Shoher's criticism pf Rosh Hashanah as aholiday that has nothing to do with New Year? Here, for example http://samsonblinded.org/blog/petty-paganism.htm

Julie said...

I'm not a student of Judaism myself, so I don't have an opinion on that. (Those who know me may find it rare for me not to have an opinion on something!)

Melissa said...

Those are beautiful pictures! They make me want to grab a cup of hot cocoa.

MOBarger said...

Repeat after me:
socks are great. I love the socks. Socks are great. Must knit the socks. Must have more sock yarn. Sock yarn - oh wait, where was I?