Ok. I admit it. Summer is well and truly over and we are officially in the throes of autumn! I've finally put my flip flops and summer dresses away and am favouring boots and layers. It's still quite mild for the time of year but that breeze can be quite feisty. Fortunately we avoided the worst of yesterday's storm-force winds here in the Midlands, but we did get a hefty dump of rain.
I forget how much I actually quite like this time of year. Parts of it anyway. There really is nothing quite so exhilarating as a crisp, clear autumnal day and a sky peppered with swirling leaves of rosy apricots and citrus yellows.
Do you remember drawing autumn pictures at school and rummaging through your pencil case for every shade of brown? Perhaps a token dirty mustard and russet red too?
It was half term here last week and my Mum In Law stayed with us. We had lazy, stretched-out mornings with countless cups of coffee and long restorative afternoon walks. It was so nice; a real break. I do feel a bit chatted-out though and am going about this week in an almost joyful silence!
A pair of apple green and cream striped wrist warmers is pretty much the sum total of my creativity since we last spoke. I didn't want a seam so crocheted them in the round, carefully carrying the yarn up the wrong side of the work, rather than fastening off after each stripe. It worked really well and I'm so pleased with them.
I'll leave you with a picture of my lunch of mashed avocado on toast with a squeeze of lemon and light dusting of salt and pepper because it suddenly struck me how much the colours echo those in my very first photograph. Plus, of course, it's super yummy!
Hope you're having a wonderful week.
PS. My lovely felt flower brooch was made by Jane Foster, before she became quite so well-known for her screen printed designs. I think she used to sell them from a little shop on eBay some six or seven years ago.