The view through my kitchen window makes it clear that the weather has changed. It's cooler, the trees are nearly finished shedding, and there's snow on Larch and Silverstar! We're not high enough in elevation for snow here, but I spied some on the mountains when the clouds cleared on my way home from church. If there hadn't been a car behind me, I'd have stopped to take a picture. My fingers are crossed that we'll get snow sometime soon. With the changing weather, we've had a small herd of deer bedding down in our lower field. They've been nibbling on the lawn and in my herb beds.
Thankfully my busy week of catching up is behind me and I was able to relax and knit most of the day on Saturday. Those Tiny Tea Leaves are proof and sadly, are the cause of sore arms and shoulders which kept my hands free of any knitting today. :( All that's left is to block and sew on buttons which I hope to get to in a day or two. I'm sad that I didn't have enough yarn to knit sleeves on Linnea's cardi, but it fits her (tried them on the girls after church), and that makes me happy. Charlotte's is a wee bit big, but that will give her room to grow. I'll order yarn and knit a slightly bigger one with sleeves for Linnea after the holidays. Too many other projects to finish before then! [Ravelry notes] A new skein of Madeline Tosh merino light found its way into my stash this week...the colorway is composition book grey which is lovely.
And speaking of the holidays...the first Sunday of Advent is just two weeks away! Crazy! I have had a few orders for Advent candles and was reminded by AnnaLynn to be sure to keep a set for ourselves. Smart girl. I do have a few more sets available in my shop if you need a set. :) I'm still finalizing Thanksgiving plans...
Psalm 2 is my go-to scripture when world events get out of sorts. My heart is heavy for the people of France and also for those who lost loved ones when that Russian airliner recently crashed. It grieves me, and yet it is a great comfort to have faith and to pray. Be safe, my friends, and join me in praying for France, for Paris, for peace. After all, it is nearly Advent...
Then the angel said to the, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all the people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men! ~Luke 2:10-14Joining Karen :)
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