I left Seattle for the desert on October 9th. We had had so much nice weather that the leaves hadn't changed yet and there hadn't been any rain or wind to knock the leaves off. I was still cutting roses and picking grapes and raspberries. I should have stayed a week longer, but who's to know?
I arrived here to find temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s. I wasn't impressed. It was too darn hot! Just this week we've had morning temps in the high 50s and 60s and highs in the mid 80s. Now we're talking. Today is the first day that I think I won't demand AC on. I shouldn't complain and I shouldn't say this out loud...but I want to see rain. I'm sure when I get back home in mid November I'll see more than enough rain, so I'll just have to suck it up and enjoy this awesome weather.
I started a pair of socks on the plane down. Definitely better than snakes on a plane.....(feel free to groan.) They're a gift and I'm using the Hermione's Everyday Sock pattern. The yarn is Mountain Colors Bearfoot and it's thicker than fingering, so these socks are coming out very warm and cushy. I hope the recipient likes them. I may make her an extra pair out of regular fingering weight yarn because these seem pretty thick to me and might end up being more around-the-house socks. I know she appreciates hand knit socks and wears them, so I'm happy to make them. One is done and the other is started.
My other project that's almost finished is the Featherweight Cardigan. I'm making it out of Wollmeise sock weight yarn in the Rittersporn colorway. I'm using two balls and alternating to minimize pooling. I like the way it looks; just hope it fits well. Raglan sweaters aren't my favorite and the sleeves seem a little tight, but I think it will stretch enough (famous last words? hope not) and it should be a nice lightweight sweater.
We finally got the wedding photos, so I'll share a couple more here. I'm putting together a slide show that we can watch with the family at Thanksgiving and I'll probably try it out on the neighbors here if they don't run away fast enough.
I may be biased, but I think our Princess was a stunning bride.