These Two Little Bears , though very simple pullovers with stripes, were lengthy projects, at 6.5 stitches to the inch. Finished the knitting on the Mostly Green pullover, below, and now I’m midway through the yoke decreases in the Mostly Blue pullover, and will have the Autumn Sweaters ready to gift to my two nieces and photograph this coming Sunday. As Spring was incredibly late this year, our Autumn characteristically is always. Leaves are just now starting to turn and flutter to the ground. Our Northern Californian Indian Summer I think is about to end, and to put these winter-worthy pullovers on my nieces to model this weekend.
Each summer which goes by, scorching the garden into precooked veggies if not watered religiously, and mind you, that leaves going out for a vacation very stressful indeed. This year, raining through June, the tomatoes just didn’t get it going, and before you know it, the heat came and hammered even them. I planted summer squashes, but still, not enough water. Okay, this is what is going on now …
Apple clusters in numbers, on the healthy little four-year tree.
Kale Bed is doing well. Both Scottish and Russian Red (as well as a few leeks)
Seeds started for a new crop of winter produce ! Red Russian Kale, Lacinato Kale, Brussels Sprouts, Spinach, Mesclun, Romaine, and more Leeks. Lets hope the Indian Summer gives these guys a good head start before I put them in a special bed with a bonnet for the colder season ahead.
These are going to be great! Hopefully the weather is juuuust right!
I’ve got my woolie on for the first time today, so winter is on the way. They will love their new sweaters!
Lovely, Jen – you have done a good job there. The girls will be thrilled.
These are just lovely! Your nieces are two very lucky and special girls. About my comment on the red cardigan (maybe you have finished it by now), now I get it that it is for you, not a niece. Go with the rust. Your color for absolutely sure!!!