We're experiencing some winter-like temperatures here lately. It would seem that just like we skipped summer, we're bypassing fall. It's 11 AM and only 38 degrees out there with an expected high of a chilly 42 degrees. I took a look ahead though and it would seem we're in for some more temperate weather next week. The forecast is for sunshine and weather in the high 50s. Lucky me.
Yesterday, I finished the fingerless mitt pattern, CanCans. Because they're for someone else, I want at least the color to be a surprise, so I'm not showing a photo. The pattern, (free on Ravelry) was fun and had some clever shaping, including a real thumb gusset. It's a great way to use up sock yarn, and because the yarn is delicate, I think the mitts are a bit more feminine. I used Mountain Colors, Bearfoot yarn which is a mix of merino and mohair. They're very soft with a very minimal itch factor (the mo).
Today I'm casting on the Monkey socks. Oh, and I started Purpose of Honor, by Vince Flynn. I almost didn't buy the book when I saw that one of the reviewers on the flap was Glenn Beck, but then I decided not to hold that against the author and I threw the flap in the trash. Does anyone care what Glenn Beck thinks about a book? What really surprised me is that his opinion on the flap ("Fantastic!"), implies that he reads. Shocking, I know.
I'm off to shower and go get my flu shot. I forgot to put this one on my to-do list, but now I have. I'm hoping to get the H1N1 vaccine, but I'll settle for the seasonal one if that's all they have. After that, my sweetie and I will be doing a little house hunting across town. Since it's beautiful out that way with the trees in all their autumnal glory, I may be able to cross the fall drive from my list. If we're lucky, we'll find a cider mill along the way. I love being industrious.
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