Hundreds and hundreds of miles of corn and soybean fields, silos, cattle, and an occasional horse or two. Aunt Geri here, back from our third trip to the Midwest in the last 5 weeks. The farm fields are being prepared for their winter rest as the combines harvest silage corn and soybeans. It makes us appreciate how much hard work goes into farming, and we’re thankful for all the bounty they provide. We were in Moline, Illinois (part of the “Quad Cities”) which is quite industrial – to my distaste. The leaves were beautiful and trees grow in the Midwest like weeds – the vegetation there borders on a jungle-like growth.
I had no opportunity to knit on this trip, but I have just finished the hat I was working on. These hats are for Mark’s special order. I discovered I still had some of his yarn from last year, and the grey cloche hat is from his alpaca, Archie. If the yarn was thicker, the hat would have more of a brim effect. The other hat is the “techno” hat which didn’t make it to the photo op for my last blog. It’s difficult to see in the picture, but it has a light blue lace-weight yarn carried throughout so it looks like a cloudy sky. I may have already shown you the man’s hat.
We are preparing for, and looking forward to, the Ye Olde Yuletide Bazaar on Nov 9th – hope to see some of you there!