I knew it was a chilly morning; I had on a t-shirt, a sweatshirt, and even a jacket on top of that. I didn't, however, realize how cold the temperature was until I got to the horse farm and began the morning feed ritual; which included driving out to check on the horses living on pasture (eating all grass--not yet needing hay since it was such a cool and wet summer they never ran out of pasturage. This has got to be a first in at least 20 years that they didn't need supplemental hay by the end of August) once the dry-lotted horses had been given their breakfast hay.
It was while driving out to the pastures, with the rising eastern sun warming up the left side of my body, that I noticed this:
FROST!!! We had a frost last night! NOOOOOOOOOOO!
Okay, dramatics over. It's just that September 17th is a bit early for frost at this little place here, and I was totally caught unprepared. Luckily it looks like it was patchy, after all, there was none on the truck windshield when I started it up at o'dark-thirty to drive it to the various bird pens for loading, so hopefully the damage in my garden won't be too bad. I shall have to go see after I finish linking up to Ginny and the Yarn Along.
Switching focus from growing/raising my own food to what progress I've made in knitting endeavors since last week's yarn along post.
I finished K3's hood a few days ago, and decided I needed to make a little hat for her brother, Toad. Since he's still so young (not even officially 2.5 months old yet!), I used some scrap yarn I had, and this pattern.
K3's hood looks gigantic in comparison. I made it in the child size, based on her head measurement in June (while she was here with us for a week and a half) being right on the toddler size given by the pattern and I want her to be able to wear the hood for more than just this fall/winter. Plus, it's supposed to be roomy, not tight like a hat. Toad's hat I don't expect him to wear two chilly seasons in a row, being as babies grow so dang much in just a few months.
I'm still working on sock #2 of Mom's Christmas socks. I am about halfway done with the leg.
The September KAL dishcloth is half-done also. Looks like the design is a barn or cottage with a fence next to it.
Reading-wise, I did finish The River by Beverly Lewis before it was due back to the library. It was close though; I was shutting the book and hopping in the car to return it just half an hour before the library closed that day! I have not yet started another book as I kind of needed to catch up on some stuff I didn't do during my reading marathon. (Please tell me I'm not the only person this happens to from time to time!)
What are you reading and knitting this week?