Wednesday, August 19, 2015

yarn along: grays

This week I am still knitting my Hitofude and reading this delightful mystery novel by P.D. James! A few days camping in the mountains afforded extra knitting and reading time. 
I am finishing up The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim read by the amazing B.J. Harrison on the Classic Tales Podcast. I have sincere hope that it will end happily for each character but can't yet see how exactly, even two chapters from the end. I can't say enough about how I have loved the book. It has me laughing out loud so often and the character growth is delightfully fun. In wish I was vacationing at a castle in Italy along with them all!

The sky is hazy with smoke from the wildfire just some distance away near Mt. Adams. We are in no danger and the fire is on closed land of the Reservation so there are no homes currently threatened, thankfully. I am missing the bright clear air and sunshine since I woke up to a red sunrise and am unable to see even the hills just miles away from us. This is the second of the four summers that we have lived here that smoke in late summer has been such an issue. I am yearning toward the bright crispness of fall. September and October are my favorite seasons anywhere but especially here in Central Washington, when the weather cools a bit and the garden continues to produce massively. It's coming!
Joining with Ginny's Yarn Along today, won't you?


  1. I'm so able to commiserate on the smoke. Here in eastern Washington it is terrible from all of the fires around us. I need to look that book up at the library, it sounds like a great read.

  2. I will not wish away summer, I will not wish away summer! (But I love September and October, too and can't wait!) Sounds like a nice time despite the smoke.

  3. Fall is my favorite season too. I can't wait. It's finally a little cooler here in New Mexico. I hope you stay safe.

  4. Hitofude looks great, glad to hear you are safe.

  5. I hope the fires stay far far away from you. Love your hitofude!!