Maybe its my imagination, but I think I can already feel a hint of fall in the air. Here I am in central Mexico in August. One would expect it to be hot. But the elevation here is 2,063 meters, over 6,760 feet, so the air can be cool when the sun is not out. Mornings are usually fresh and cool and delightful. Summer is also rainy season here and the thunderheads often build up in the afternoon and, if we're lucky, a nice rain will fall. (Although, sometimes we can be too lucky and receive a torrential downpour.) Then all is sunny again in the morning.
Its the time of year when I need to dress a little more warmly, but I'm not yet ready to pull out the winter woolens. Which makes these organic cotton sweaters I've been knitting the perfect solution. They're a little bit chunky and provide a nice, cozy feeling -- just the right amount of warmth for heading into fall.
I've loved working with this Peruvian organic cotton. It is super-soft and has been spun alternating thick and thin, which makes for a fun textural effect. But, I must admit, while knitting with this I've also been thinking of and looking forward to digging into the superfine alpaca yarn for winter wear. More on that very soon!
Connie is a knitter and gardener in love with life on a small ranch in rural Mexico.