yarnalong_gsheller_grayIt's Yarn Along again. Time to see what knitters are knitting and reading all around the interwebs. It's a great way to find new knitting blogs and get people to find yours too!! Click here to read all of our old yarn along posts. We've been doing this a while and you can see our progress on our knitting for almost the past year!

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Fall in California can be a bit of a joke, especially if you're from New England. New England is the king of Autumn. Endless acres of turning leaves, the crisp cold air with the hint of fireplace smoke. There's apple farms everywhere with fresh pressed apple cider. The weather is actually cold enough to make wearing wool a reasonable idea. Not so much in the San Francisco Bay Area. For us, October is our warmest month. Most of the summer is foggy with regular afternoon breezes. I'm more likely to wear sweaters in the summer.

I thought that this year I could add a little fall flavor by going to my local sheep festival so I went to Lambtown last Sunday, which was a lot of fun, but it was sunny and 80 degrees and I was wearing a cashmere hat. To the cashmere hat's credit I didn't overheat too much. I wasn't sweating or anything, but it certainly wasn't the cold fall weather I was hoping for, nor should have I expected it. Lambtown is in Dixon, near Sacramento no known for its cool autumns either.

Hot autumns aside, my boys had fun bouncing on the jumpy castles and checking out the sheep and the lamb treats to eat were tasty. There were lamb tacos, lamb gyros, lamb nachos. Everything you could want with lamb. Lucky I love lamb :) The fiber offerings were fantastic. It took some serious restraint on my part not to purchase hundreds of dollars of yarn and knitting patterns, but I did allow myself a single purchase: a skein of Invictus Master of My Feet sock yarn in the Control colorway.

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As for my knitting and reading. I'm speeding through my second sock of the Christmas socks and reading a copy of Knit Wear that my husband gave me in honor of our 4th wedding anniversary. It came with a box of See's Chocolates. It's nice to know how well my husband knows the way to my heart: knitting and chocolate.

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What's the key to your heart? What kind of gift would make your heat swoon?

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