The weather here in the north has cooled off a bit since the start of August and there is definitely a feel of fall in the air. Leaves are starting to fall a bit, probably due to dry weather, but there are always a few trees that seem to start their turn much earlier than others. I hear crickets outside my windows at night and there is a sweetish dry grass/hay smell to the air. And the golden rod is definitely coming into its own and I've been itchy enough to notice it this year.
As a result of all this fallishness in the air, I started a pair of socks using Spunky Eclectic sport weight hand dyed yarn from my stash. I think I bought this way back in 2006 so it's been sitting in my stash for quite a while. Sport weight on #3 DPNs goes ever so much faster than fingering on 1s or 2s! I'm not sure if I will keep these or pass them along to my oldest niece. She will be starting her first year of college on September 1st and maybe her step will be more confident in a lovely pair of hand-knit socks!
I'm still working on the Birds of a Feather mystery but I'm stuck on the grass stitching right now which isn't very far along. Maybe it will be photo-worthy tomorrow. And darn if Brenda doesn't have more wonderful designs coming out to tempt my wallet. Have you checked them out? I think the purse chart and both Ann Dickinson and Mansion at Fox Hollow need to be mine.... I've been trying not to see any of the new designs that are coming out at the market in the next few weeks but it's so hard!