The stores are all promoting back-to-school, the cold front that came through last weekend made me get out an extra blanket, and we’re closer to the equinox now than we are to the Summer Solstice.

You know what this means for me: New fabric and a knitting project!

The yarn is from the Montana ranch and will be a jacket-type sweater; the fabrics will all be dresses. And to go with all these black dresses?

Hello, boots. My boyfriend does not understand why I need you, but he’ll learn to love you. I just have to wait until September, because I can’t buy fall footwear in a summer month. I just can’t. You understand, boots.