This weekend, the weather cooperated. The first very light frost overnight, and perfectly clear skies.
Saturday afternoon, the entire crew, HHG included, loaded up the van and went the to mountains, for a run along the Skyline Drive.
And Sunday, an apple harvest festival at the foot of the Blue Ridge.
Mandatory fried dough and sugar (funnel cakes) were consumed.
Hay maze and hay mountains. (The yellow signs read “Please do not smoke near the hay bales.”)
Knitting for the drive: Peace Fleece and the twisted stitch rib scarf pattern fresh from the Yarn Harlot (the pattern is at the end of her October 12th post. Thanks, Stephanie.)
And back at home, the final touches on this:
Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitter’s Almanac baby sweater.
This took just under 150g /3 skeins of Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran, on a US 5 / 3.75 mm Addi Turbo circular (knitted flat; I’m just a big fan of circular needles). One modification: I stitched down the top 2 rows of the yoke to make a roll neck; the neck opening seemed too narrow, and this widened it up a bit.
More about the sweater next post.