I feel funny showing the same projects over and over but I still haven't finished these two that I've been working on. So, here's my progress on my clapotis and 2 toe-up socks on 2 circular needles. The clapotis really knits up fast. Just wish I had more time to work on it. I'm almost to the point where I'm supposed to start dropping stitches. Insert cold sweats here. This Blue Heron rayon/metallic yarn feels so good - silky and the drape is terrific - I think it will work super well. I find that I really have to be careful not to split or pick it. Rough hands do not go well with this yarn. I thought that the metallic might be a bit scratchy but it's not.
Also pictured are the toes to my socks. They don't look like much yet - either a pointy woolen winter bra or cold weather ear covers for a dog or cat.
Another sign of the Fall season can be seen along the back roads of Virginia and North Carolina. I passed this scene the other day on my way back home from Durham, NC. The workers were busy working in the tobacco fields hand-picking the leaves from the plants. I passed trailers piled high with the leaves on their way to the hanging racks to dry. Yes, I live in the tobacco belt where smoking in restaurants is still allowed. Unfortunate for those of us who do not smoke. Many of the tobacco farmers have switched crops - they are now growing grapes, broccoli, etc. A lot of vineyards have popped up in the area due to the tobacco buy-out a couple of years ago. Even for a nonsmoker, it's interesting to see the harvesting process going on and know that it has a long history in the south.