So what is it that makes this day special? Simple. It is my self-imposed starting date for putting the flannel sheets on my bed. And not only do I get to crawl into those soft, cozy sheets when I go to bed tonight , I will also now start letting myself start wearing the wool socks I have knit this past spring and summer. On cool September days I would pull out a pair of older socks, much worn and loved, and look longingly at the pile of new socks sitting next to them knowing they were off-limits until October rolled around. Sweet anticipation! Today I pulled out the finished pairs, and added the socks I completed last night while Alexandra was at the hospital, and was surprised to see I have seven new pairs to ward off the cold this fall and winter. Here they are in all their glory!
There is one item today though that is significantly harshing on my mellow. Summer seems to have made a reappearance and it is supposed to get up to 79F (26C) this afternoon. The socks have all been tucked back into my wool chest, and I think I might hold off on those flannel sheets for a few more days. Oh well, when the cold, crisp days do arrive I am ready to take them on. Happy October 1rst everybody! And Happy Birthday to my son David, who turns 22 today.