It’s that time of year again, time for my little Christmas Cactus to get it all mixed up and give me this, here in the middle of Autumn:
It’s just beautiful, isn’t it?
I will re-pot it this year, since it has begun to outgrow its original one. I get to enjoy this pretty sight every day, thanks to one or both of the Generous R’s. I think it was R, but it could have been R. I’ll have to ask their mother.
I found a possibility for my Retreat New Beginnings project right in my stash. This is 800 yards of Blue Moon Seduction, which is Merino and Tencel. The color is “Red Oak.” The photograph doesn’t do justice to the reddish-greenish lustrous beauty of this yarn. Tencel is delightful stuff. I haven’t knitted with it before, but I had a nice time playing with it this morning.
I might like to make a shawl. I swatched the “Tilting Block” pattern from Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury. Yes, I know it’s the same stitch used for the Fleece Artist Sea Silk Storm Water Shawl and the Scarf Style Midwest Moonlight Scarf. I was a smarty and I figured it out, and I’m quite pleased with my clever self!
Anyway, I got this yarn at Rhinebeck in 2005, and I’ve been saving it. Goodness knows why…
I heard through the Chaotic grapevine that Chappysmom is having a meme or a contest to celebrate her birthday month. Here’s my kitchen calendar for November:
It’s Toulouse-Lautrec. This is the lightest and brightest month so far, too! Thanks for letting me play, Deb.
The Retreat To-Do List hasn’t grown much, but it hasn’t gotten any smaller, either. There’s still time before Thursday morning. I’m feeling better after my looooonnng Saturday, the one that began just after 4:00 am. I could use a little nap, though. Hmmm… yawn… Annabelle’s having one… What else are cozy Sundays for?