Saturday morning was full of brilliant Sunshine and brisk breezes at Neck Point! There were ducks at the pond and cormorants posturing on the rocks. People and dogs were all out walking and enjoying the sunshine after a dreary week of rain. It was gorgeous!
The paths through the trees were carpeted with golden Maple or Aspen leaves and the trunks of the Aspens were silvery grey in the clear morning light.
The Oak trees were stubbornly hanging on to their leaves. The rain had yet to knock the leaves of these grand old trees! The evergreens were standing tall and green with only the Cedars showing any extra colour as some of the older branches were turning colour and falling to the ground.
It was a very high tide at around 11:00am – the waters of the Straight were right up to the upper levels of the beach and many of the logs were being carried off and out into the Georgia Straight itself.
There haven’t been many pictures of Sophie lately – she has been turning away from the camera, but yesterday she ignored it and I managed a few great pictures of her roaming over the rocks at the park.
This morning I wrote the pattern for the Longevity Scarf.
I am just waiting to take some good pictures for the front. The pattern for the Princess Mittens is started but not complete and the pattern for the Sailor Rib Top-Down just needs some final editing.
I also picked up my Purple “Wrap”-sody. It has been languishing while I was doing other things. Yesterday I removed one arm and re-knit it down to the wrists with a big fold over cuff – much better than the 3/4 sleeve I had before I found the extra hank! The other sleeve has been ripped back and is about halfway knit! I should have done for wearing later in the week or next week! It is Fall after all – time for a new cardigan. It has been a great weekend so far!
Tonight my son and his partner are coming for dinner. I have a Spice Cake in the oven and will be making some brown sugar icing for it.
Have you ever had brown sugar icing? It is an older recipe – it came with a boiled raisin cupcake recipe that I love. It is basically a Vanilla Butter Cream Icing with 1/2 cup demara brown sugar added. The sugar makes the icing taste like Caramel and adds a crunch from the crystals – it is wonderful and especially good with any spice cake.
Hope that you are having a Brilliant Weekend as well! Happy Knitting!