Welcome Fall - no I mean welcome AUTUMN......

I find myself writing more and more in the 'Global' language whereby I lose my English roots :(

I have just come back from a great holiday, and found myself talking about my 'vacation' and even once horrifically found myself talking about soccer when OF COURSE IT IS FOOTBALL!!

I think I may be noticing it more as for the last few weeks I have been getting really homesick.  I'm not sure of the root cause but probably because its still really hot here in the Middle East and I keep seeing lovely Autumnal yarns and patterns which are simply not practical apart from 4 weeks of the year - January - when it just might be cold enough between 6am and 9am for me to be able to wear that worsted (OMG I MEAN DOUBLE KNITTING!) cabled cardigan or sweater (JUMPER!!)

My holiday was great, we travelled to Kuala Lumpur and Bali.  I loved KL for the glitz and shopping and their amazing towers!  Bali for the beautiful people and their love of craft.

Anyway I have managed to make some headway with knitting since returning.  Firstly I made a couple of little sets of hats and socks to be sold at the Al Yasmina Fayre in November - all proceeds are to go to the Jack O'Donnell Foundation - a charity set up by Jack's parents after he was tragically killed in a freak Ice Hockey accident.  His parents still live here in AD and I see his Mum around all the time - I have such admiration for her to be so dedicated after losing her son.

The yarn was from Magrudy's in Abu Dhabi and was something daft like AED26 per ball - not too much at all and I got hat and socks out of one skein each.

Now I am working on my 'Lordship Lane' hat and possibly cowl - patterns hopefully up on Ravelry soon.  Would really like to publish one pattern per month but that might be a bit ambitious!  The Foxglove Shawl seems to have gone down well - sales have been steady, although I am not going to retire just yet!!

Anyway I am off to Madrid with work on Monday - looking forward to a few days about 10 degrees cooler!!

Let me know which colourway you like best - I can't chose, but lets hope they raise a good price for the Foundation!!!


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