It was a bit hard to make the transition back to everyday life following the absolute paradise that was our wedding/honeymoon. Luckily, a few days after our return (from 80 degree sunny weather), we were greeted by Munich's first frost. To me, first frost always feels like an exciting battlecry to knitters everywhere. Bring on the cold weather and snuggly new knits!
I whipped out a simple frost emergency hat between lunch and dinner the first day. I chose the wide rimmed beanie for its speedy knitup in such vital conditions.
And after my head was safely frost-protected, we celebated some more by taking a Sunday afternoon drive for a mini Alpine honeymoon. Can you believe we live only about an hour and a half away from this?
This is a little village called Alpbach in the Austrian Alps. And look- we found the first snow!
We had some lunch,
Ran into some funny Alpine characters
And just breathed in this glorious view.
On the way back, we stopped to take a walk along the German Tegernsee. With the most gorgeous fall colors and perfect autumn crispness, it was such a blissfull way to reacclimate ourselves and bask in the gorgeous beauties of 'home' as well.
Today being All Saints Day, we had another day of freedom and how lucky for me that my husband was quite happy to squeeze in a knitting photoshoot in the most beautiful of surroundings.
We took my newly finished mitered crosses blanket up to a hilltop in the Bavarian Alps for a little taste of some mountain air before I mail it off to my nun friend tomorrow. Last year for Christmas she gave me a bunch of yarn which I think she found in the convent basement and I was happy to use it to make a blanket surprise for her.
While we were there, I got to show off the donner pass cowl that I made last night with the GLORIOUS handspun yarn Melissa made! Have you checked out her shop? She's girlplussheep on etsy and her handspuns are more scrumptious than I can even describe. What a privielage to carry such wooly bliss around my neck! Thanks Melissa!
I hope you are all enjoying the beauties of fall and that first breath of frost as well!