Isn't fall wonderful? With cooler weather and spectacular colors it is one of my favorite times of year.
It would be nice if that were true here, but I guess I'll have to wait a little longer. We've finally had some days that were cooler but we're still looking at 80º F and the trees have not yet begun to change.
So I've been working a little bit with fall colors to give me a better sense of the season.
Lizbeth #136 Autumn Spice in size 20
added 10/9/13 Motif by Wanda Salmans 2013
I really like the colors in Autumn Spice, lovely colors and very nice color changes.
And how about my new shuttle? I know the Aerlit has been out a little while but I hadn't bought one yet. But during our stay in Buena Vista
last month I stopped in a shop that carried them and just had to pick one up. I usually use Clovers with picks though I have a few Aeros and am familiar with this type of shuttle. So far this one works well, though it made my thumb a bit sore when I started as I'm not used to adjusting the thread in and out with a bobbin. But it didn't take long to get it working well.
The shop I got it in is called "Serendipity"
. It is a really nice shop that sells items for knitting, crochet, tatting and spinning. They have some items already made up as well as hand-dyed threads and yarns, besides the more normal yarns and threads (including Lizbeth). It carries gift items as well (it would have been easy to spend a lot of money here!) The owner has classes for the different fiber arts, including tatting; a tatting class was planned to start the first week of October. She does both shuttle and needle tatting but prefers using needles. I'm glad we were able to stop in.
A still-living tree growing sideways on the trail up Mt. Princeton
One of the trips we took while in Colorado was up Mt. Princeton
. The road is very narrow all the way up, with very few wide spots to let on-coming traffic pass. We were fortunate that we met very few people driving while going either up or down. We did not try hiking to the top so we didn't become 14ers, we just drove as high as possible and looked around from there. That is still about 12,100 feet. It has a fantastic view of Buena Vista.
As you can see by the trees in this picture there was very little color change yet. There were some aspens that had changed on the trail but we hadn't yet reached them. We were somewhat disappointed that we didn't see everything in their fall colors as we had hoped, but the trees were so green it was only a small disappointment.
There is autumn yet to be enjoyed at home.
Labels: Aerlit shuttle, autumn, Buena Vista, Colorado, Lizbeth thread, Mt. Princeton