The last few weeks have been much busier than anticipated, mostly due to the complications of family life. In the meantime Autumn has arrived here, bringing wet and windy weather, falling leaves and cooler temperatures which happily has meant I've not been told off for lighting the fire (H must run hotter than me as I'm always chilly and like nothing better than snuggling up by the fire on a windy autumn day, whereas he's stripped off to a T-shirt and goes round opening windows). The biggest news is that I am now mum to two teenagers, with Toby turning 13 yesterday and Amy 15 last week! Doesn't life whizz by at an alarming rate?
The other stuff that has kept us busy is neither newsworthy nor of any interest to anyone else, so I'll not bore you with details but I am going to bore you with pictures of my homegrown red kuri squash, which I am rather proud of. I grew them as an experiment, fully expecting to have either no fruit at all or at best some the size of golfballs but in fact I managed to grow 3 whoppers - which leads me to the conclusion that they must be very easy to grow.
I've roasted them and made my usual spiced squash soup, which has such a lovely, warming autumny taste.
The colour of the soup has been featuring heavily in my autumny knitting too. In fact I've been just a bit obsessed with gorgeous mustardy-coloured yarn recently (as my friends who recently came yarn shopping with me might of heard me say once or twice).
I have made one change to the pattern - using double moss stitch instead of the single.
and I might have a few other little mustardy projects on the go too...
Well, it's nice to be back here again and I'm looking forward to catching up with what everyone else has been blogging about recently - I feel horribly out of touch yet again. I plan to be back here later in the week with that giveaway that I promised weeks ago. And my work on the next patterns is going well - I'll give you a glimpse of what is coming up before the end of the month.
Thanks as always for stopping by, J x
PS: here's the birthday boy enjoying his helium balloon and laughing at his own reflection!