October 2015 Orange for a boy?

Well the skies are clear, the sun is shining, the temperature is up to 21 and everyone is walking the dog in their shorts and sleeveless T-shirts or lounging outside soaking up the warmth.   The birds are singing, the butterflies flying and the evening air smells of barbecues.  Yes its October! 
 
I was going to write about the apples on our trees, and the harvest (the barley’s all rolled up in the field opposite), and the mellow mists of autumn, but I can’t bring myself to do it when everyone’s suddenly enjoying the summer we never had this year!
 
Instead you’ve got more knitting!  This time celebrating new life.  I’ve been knitting for the prem. unit and loving the way the little garments are finished so quickly. “Those surely aren’t human sized” commented my (comparatively) gigantic son when I’d finished another minute mitten.  But some of us are born very tiny and very precious.  
 
There are lots of great free knitting patterns for prem babies and charity use out there.  The eagled eyed knitters amongst you will have spotted the lovely all-in-one-top-down baby cardigan from Marianna Mel on Ravelry which you can find here or on her blog: mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk
 
It is such a delight to knit I keep wanting to make different versions. Orange for a boy or a girl?
 
But first I think I’ll grab my sunglasses and a long cool drink and go out and enjoy the autumn colours from my sundrenched garden!
 

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