Some folks get spring fever...I get fall fever. Want to be outside in the warm sun (no humidity - yay), communing with the flowers & butterflies, reading, knitting, napping...anything but working! Spring is nice but oh! the sunlight is so very different in the fall. Visited the neighborhood hardware store yesterday & discovered their plant 'hospital' for plants that dearly need a home. For greatly reduced prices I purchased 3 coreopsis plants that just need a little deadheading (love these for the way they re-seed), a hanging sweet potato vine (beautiful purple leaves), a lipstick plant (I think that's what it is) and this unidentified one:
The porterweed is popular now too; both purple and red are in bloom.
Knitting - finished one sock last week, using Dream in Color's Smooshy and a free pattern named 'Lake Effect Socks'. Very easy, pattern well written, a 3-row repeat (with every other row knit). Just cast on for a scarf but am also itching to stitch. I have 3 samplers that are half-finished; they range from small to gigantic. More on those to follow.
Top to bottom they are:
The Private Life of the Cat Who....by Lilian Jackson Brown
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLauglin & Nicola Kraus
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Marley & Me by John Grogan
Dancing with Cuba by Alma Guillermoprieto
The South Beach Diet by Arther Agatston, MD
Are Men Necessary? by Maureen Dowd
A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffet
Nancy Reagan by Kitty Kelley
and 3 copies of Birds & Blooms magazine! Score!
Hope you all are enjoying your fall days as well.