Delicious Autumn

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. “ George Elliot


The rain is hitting the windows and dripping steadily down the tiles of the roof, which I can see from our roof-top flat. The mornings are dark and misty as I walk to work, and when I walk home in the evening the street lights make patterns that look like fireworks on the wet tarmac. And I am happy, I’m an autumn person. The smell of musty leaves and the thought of damp walks in a park, where the fir trees drip gently with rain onto the grass, makes me happy and the slight chill in the air and the dark, dark, nights make me feel like something exciting might happen…


Anyway, here is what is happening to night… Monkey and I are very cosy in our flat, our gas fire is jumping merrily in the corner and I can smell baking! For my birthday I received this book from some lovely friends, Roast Figs, Sugar Snow: Food to Warm the Soul. It is a book full of delicious comfort food that is just right for this time of year and I want to make every recipe. So today I am making the Italian Christmas Cake (350g of dark chocolate!) and the Beef Pie (yum, yum!).

Knitting? There has been some, mostly of the stole - I really want to finish it soon, so that I can see whether it has worked out. But I have also been thinking about my new buttons (see previous post) and the jacket I want to make.

This is a photo of a jacket I have seen in Monsoon and I would love to knit something similar in moss stitch or basketweave in a raspberry colour or cream to use my new buttons on. If you know of anything similar please let me know… if not I might have to try and make it up, which could be very messy!

6 comments:

HPNY Knits said...

room for a guest? sounds absolutely lovely! I am an autumn person myself, so I can smell it all as well!
:-)

Anonymous said...

Make that two guests! It all sounds very atmospheric over at your place. I love all that. Autumn IS much more exciting than the other seasons - it really does feel as though something is in the air.

Mary-Lou said...

better make it 3 guests, that'a serious amount of chocolate!

Cherry Rolfe said...

Squeeze up you lot, room for a (biggish) littl'un - the colours the smells, yes! that feeling of 'something' about to happen. Its glorious when its sunny and sharp, and glorious in a downpour when its all elemental and wild!

angie cox said...

We adore autumn here too, that cookery book has given me a gift idea.As for the jacket it is lovely but I can't think of any pattern quite like it .

acrylik said...

I love autumn too - what a beautiful post.