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Magic in Nature

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This morning as I looked out the window from bed I could only smile at the golden light appearing over the horizon.  This is my last morning to wake up at a wonderful Inn just outside of Walla Walla, Washington.  My husband and I have been cooking for the harvest crew here all week.  Working with doughs, fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs can be very inspiring. The colors have me thinking of what I want to knit next and the food has me planning menus for the next month of dinners. I love cooking for this kind of group--everyone is working hard on a task at different parts of the property, but we all come together at meal time to savor, joke and sip last year's wines.  Then the next load of grapes roll in on the back of a truck and most of the crew is off again with full bellies ready for the next task.

Knitting thoughts have me thinking of a cushy worsted weight yarn I have at home (Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in charcoal) that would make a great turtle neck, but one that you can wear while you work so I'm thinking ribbed with 3/4 length sleeves.  I've promised my sis a sweater for the holidays--this will be a perfect design as she is out designing floral displays and gardens for local Portland businesses.  For me I am thinking the next project needs some fall colors.  I love that Knitting Daily is showing reds, rusts, golds and yellows.  I am working on a Traveling Sweater in a charcoalish colorway right now (BMFA Wuboo in Korppi), but a quick little something for the neck seems about right for a small break.  Ravelry has so many great patterns and I have been going through my stash lately so have yarns inventoried in my head;)  I do have a wonderful aran weight Jo Sharp yarn in a box high up on a shelf wanting to be a sweater as well.  It's a beautiful rusty orange and would be perfect to wear this morning.  I can feel the hybernating urges begin...