What a wonderful Fall weekend! It was 48 this a.m. when I got up...I had coffee on the patio in pajama pants and a sweatshirt (lovely attire, I know). It felt like camping. And the sky: so blue - only the kind of blue you get in the Fall. I love it!
So, what did you do this weekend? Saturday was Fletcher's birthday. He didn't want to do much - just work in the woods at the back of our property clearing logs and limbs that had fallen over our trail. Fall weather and working outside are two things he loves, so who am I to argue?
At his request I fixed BBQ shrimp (sorry no pictures, but trust me, this is one fabulous dish) and salad for dinner. And a cherry cheese pie for dessert. And champagne, of course, to go with.
I also (FINALLY) finished up his boring tan cotton socks last night. He loves them and I am so glad to have them off the needles. Late this afternoon I found a little time to cast on a pair for myself. The yarn is KnitPicks Chroma in the colorway "Vermont." I fell in love with the color, but the yarn...so far not so much.
The yarn seems to be un-plying (is that a word?) as I knit. It is a real PITA. Have any of you used this yarn? Any advice? Thinking it might be better suited to a shawl. I will try a few more rows and see what I think.
I stopped working with that this afternoon to make a Manon Cake from the blog October Farm - if you love apples, you have to try this cake. It is SO good (and way too rich, for sure).
Fletch grilled steaks and I broiled asparagus (EVOO, S&P) - so good! And, I added a Fall centerpiece to the table:
Just a few small gourds and a couple of candles. I love having dinner by candlelight.
Fletch is taking off Tuesday for a solo camping trip (his buddy backed out...once again...Fletch said he would rather go by himself than be sitting at home thinking about how he could have been camping). So, I will be on my own till sometime next weekend. I'm thinking more knitting time, but I'll probably go to yoga too and try to get some domestic chores done. Right now I need to figure out how to get all the leftover cake into the frig (which is already crammed full of stuff).
Here's to a fabulous week ahead for all of you!