I know some of y’all have been enjoying Fall for a few weeks … and my mom and I just spent two lovely weeks in Canada – it’s Fall there! But this new season has been slow to arrive here in Atlanta. until this weekend. The temperatures finally dropped below 90 degrees and we’ve even had low 60’s at night (yep, windows open and air conditioning off!)
So it’s been a few days and then this morning when I was out with Holly I noticed I was crunching through leaves. We’re not expecting much color since it’s been so dry, but there are a few bits of red mixed in with the brown.
It’s still probably a little early to be thinking about wearing wool. even a wool/silk blend. in a fingering weight. But I have reached sleeve island with Blaer (this is the project I took on my trip and on which I made surprisingly little progress!) I was thinking the stockinette sleeves would be perfect for post-season Braves play … but turns out I was a little late … sadly, their post-season play ended tonight and I’ve barely begun sleeve number one.
and last but by no means least, Spiced Apple Simple Syrup*. Stay tuned for a few cocktail inspirations.
Whoa, y’all … I did not at all intend for this post to be so late … but two things happened – first – I upgraded to the new WordPress Editor (I’m not even going to admit how long it took me to figure out how to add one photo to this post) and second – I updated Goodreads (gah!) and then it was time to watch the Braves … lose … and sadly our season is over. But all you Nationals fans??!!! LET’S DO THIS!!
*1 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar, a quarter of a tart apple sliced really thin, a shake of whole cloves, a shake of whole allspice, a stick of cinnamon and a handful of cardamom pods. Heat over medium high heat to dissolve the sugar then steep for 30 minutes. Strain the syrup (I did leave half of a cinnamon stick in for longer) into a jar and store in the refrigerator until you use it up.