We've had record breaking high temperatures in the eighties all week. It feels like a return to summer, not just Indian summer. We had to dig the shorts back out, the down comforters came off the beds and we've enjoyed having the windows open again. To make the most of all these gorgeous sunny days we've been spending as much time as possible outside. That means more bar-b-ques and hanging out in the garden.
I harvested some bright red hot peppers and am stringing them to dry and preserve for the winter.
I had my preschoolers make these pepper swags two years ago. It was a nice handwork project for them to do and many of the parents commented how much they loved having them on hand to add to chilis or pizzas in the winter months. They also make a lovely autumn decoration.
With autumn on hold, my scarf knitting went on hold as well. It's looks like I'll be returning to my knitting basket before too long as cooler weather is on its way.
In my plan to knit up a batch of new scarves for winter, I cast on five new scarves, plus there are two more I've been working on since spring. I don't know why I can't just finish one before starting another...