o hushed october morning mild

“o hushed october morning mild. begin the hours of this day slow, make the day seem to us less brief…” ~ “october” by robert louis stevenson

it is unusually chilly for october here. gloomy skies aren’t my favorite thing to wake up to, but i shouldn’t complain. it is a nice change from the heat. and we really could use some rain which is supposed to pay us a visit on wednesday.

this morning mild was the perfect time to try out one of those recipes i was telling you about. i am making pumpkin rice pudding. it is not something that cooks very quickly so we are looking forward to it as an afternoon snack.

i started a pair of his and hers scarves. the chunky green one is for my dad. and the other is for his sidekick. she kept oohing and ahhing over that teal blue wool yarn. i changed the subject every time she asked what it was. does she really think i don’t know it is one of her favorite colors? i can’t ever seem to work on anything in a secretive manner. my girl spilled the beans about the green one.

i had hoped to give them as Christmas presents. it sort of feels like the year i was in the 4th grade. it was the year i learned to crochet. i made a purple and fuchsia striped scarf. only my mom didn’t like it. so i gave it away to someone else. her favorite cousin. the one who shares my middle name.

i guess the 4th grade me didn’t know what her favorite colors were.

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i am really enjoying the kindergarten learning corner. adding little touches of fall here and there when i can. i focused all of my creative energy this past weekend towards this spot because it is a work in progress and the months pass so quickly.

speaking of quickly, i can’t believe it has almost been a year since is started blogging. really, where does the time go?

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6 thoughts on “o hushed october morning mild

  1. christine on said:

    ha! i feel the same way about this christmas. lots of homemade this year and i feel like i’m a kid hoping andwishing the colors/size/style/gift is good enough.

    but it will be. and yours will be, too. not that you don’t know it already.

  2. I love your yarn photos. And yes, knitting is one thing I don’t think I can keep secret either. Sewing, which I can do in the early morning hours, seems easier.

  3. I’d like to eventually make my husband a scarf, but I’m still looking for a “more manly” pattern … I do hope to do a bit of homemade Christmas this year, but we’ll see how that goes =)

    Your mom is funny. Her little, nosy inquiries made me laugh!

    Oh, and I like that Kindergarten corner, too. You’re so creative!

  4. Hope you’re staying nice and cozy on this chilly day. Perfect day to stay indoors and home school, don’t you think? You’re the only other home schooler I know who loves to craft. Make sure to show us that scarf when it’s all done!

  5. Regan, you do realize that the lovely poem quoted was “October,” by Robert FROST, from the collection A Boy’s Will, published in 1915, right?

    O HUSHED October morning mild,
    Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
    To-morrow’s wind, if it be wild,
    Should waste them all.
    The crows above the forest call;
    To-morrow they may form and go.
    O hushed October morning mild,
    Begin the hours of this day slow,
    Make the day seem to us less brief.
    Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
    Beguile us in the way you know;
    Release one leaf at break of day;
    At noon release another leaf;
    One from our trees, one far away;
    Retard the sun with gentle mist;
    Enchant the land with amethyst.
    Slow, slow!
    For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
    Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
    Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
    For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

  6. What an excellent blog, I’ve added your feed to my RSS reader. 🙂

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