This morning I started thinking about Christmas and the gifts I'd like to make for my loved ones. Much of my inspiration for Christmas gifts this year is coming from One Skein and One Skein Wonders. I know if I try any larger projects, they will never get done (like the sweater I started last fall for my husband)! I'm already thinking headbands, hats and scarves; felted bags and wallets; perhaps even a car-scraper mitt (from One Skein Wonders)? I'm always excited to start something new, but I MUST finish Matthew's sweaters, vest and hat first (before he outgrows them)!
Fall is definately in the air here in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. I noticed this morning that some of the Virginia creeper is starting to turn red, some of the trees' leaves are turning yellow, and I never got warm on my walk even though I was wearing long-sleeves and pants. Fall is my favorite time of year, so I can't wait for more of the leaves to change! I have always loved fall, but I think that I love it more now because my husband and I met during the fall. The season brings back many memories of "firsts" with my husband, and we spent many weekends hiking that first fall together. I am also excited to take Matthew on his first hike. We're just waiting for his neck/head control to get a little stronger before putting him in a backpack.