The weekend weather was wet and cold enough to wear socks all day long. Hand knit socks feel like heaven the first time you wear them on after a summer of unclothed footsies. Sock wearing may continue on until the spring, with intermittent days of bare feet here and there. (The shoes are Naturalizer's purchased a couple of years ago and the socks are from Carole -a long ago Toasty Toes exchange...I know someone will ask.)
Saturday evening several grrlfriends and I had the good fortune to see Ann Patchett at the Salt Lake City Library. She was amazing, perhaps more amazing than her books, and the audience was enthralled from the first word. It was a very memorable event and if you ever have the chance to see her, don't miss it! Patron Saint of Liars is one of my favorite books.
The sun came out to play Sunday afternoon only after the storm dumped an inch of rain in the valley and 12" of snow on the mountains. If you click this picture you can see the aspens glowing in the sun and the snow atop the peaks.
Sunday afternoon I also made my way to Black Sheep as they were having a big end of summer sale. No yarn was purchased, but I did find a new Noro book with a sweater or two I liked very much. Fifteen skeins of beautiful Silk Garden have been marinating in the stash and after looking for a couple of years, this book was a happy find.
I also made my way to Blazing Needles and spent some time hanging out and knitting. One of the women who sat nearby was teaching her friend to knit and she had the KushaKusha Scarf draped around her neck. I wish I had asked to take her picture, as the scarf was elegant, organic and it gave me renewed desire to pick up mine. There could be a few projects coming off the needles over the next few days so it will be given more time. It would be beautiful worn with Daniel.
Anticipation is a dangerous thing, but I do think a few things will be coming off the needles over the next week. As they say, YAY!