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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Right on schedule...

Someone asked me about a week ago when I thought the first frost would be...
I said around Halloween and sure enough, this morning was a crisp and clear
November morning with the edges of my world rimmed in crystal white...
...and as if on schedule as well, came a fast and furious head cold.
So yesterday, Norene came over to the 'lab'
 (as I have affectionately renamed the studio)
and we got in some felting therapy.
She's been experimenting with making mittens and I've been wanting to try this
for a while so after a day of laying out wisps of roving and much working
the wool with warm soapy hands we both came away with a few nice pairs.
Mine were inspired by some flowery ones I had seen on etsy...
 Little rolls of silk tufts became my winter garden theme...
 Along with some curly welsh locks for added texture...
 A mix of dark purple and black gave them an eggplant colour for the background...
 ...and the inside is a soft, silk merino blend...
 This morning when I went to take Griff for his walk, I was happy they had dried overnight...
 First voyage out into the cold...
Not the best things to wear for taking photos but after taking them off to do so,
putting them back on keeps the fingers warm and toasty.
I love these sunny frosty mornings...
Catching the sun on frost before it warms it up and the sparkles disappear...
No more warm mornings with tea on the porch this year...
The depth of autumn has definitely arrived in glorious fashion.
 
 


5 comments:

Mairéad said...

Your frosty morning photos are beautiful. There is something quite magical about the way sunlight catches the frost.
And I love your mittens. Real works of art that you can wear.

Willow said...

I love this frosty post !
Such fantastic sitting area as well.
The gloves you made are marvelous.

Meggs said...

Your porch! Ohmigosh, incredible!

Megan

farmlady said...

Oh my gosh... these photos are stunning and I want a pair of gloves like yours.
IS THAT YOUR PORCH? It's so beautiful. I'm definitely coming to visit some day. Gotta sit on that porch with you... and have tea and crumpets.

toomuchaugust said...

i've been gone for so long. how wonderful to return and find mittens on your post. the mittens and the leaves - they become each other. such an organic experience, coming here.