Here is what I have been doing:
Hanging out in Tennessee:
I am making a shawl/scarf/wrap at the request of my choir director, who wants to give it to her friend as a Christmas present. The pattern is ridiculously easy - it's just a huge rectangle of garter stitch, but I am painfully slow at knitting, so it is taking much longer than I would like. I like the color and material. It is cotton but has a nice shiney glow to it.
Apple Picking: Jordan and I were back in the mountains for his grandmother's wedding (which deserves as whole post (if not an entire book) all to itself), and we went apple picking on the Blue Ridge Parkway as well. There is an old apple orchard at Altapass where you can pick the apples off the trees yourself. They were also having a special blue-grass concert and people were there clogging and two-stepping. So much fun. And I didn't have my camera. Aggh.
Picnicing on the Parkway:
Every September my extended family goes to Linville to picnic and celebrate the September and October birthdays. We arrive early in the morning when it is still chilly and make breakfast with eggs and bacon and coffee, muffins and turnovers. We hang out all day, some of us hiking, some sitting around talking, reading, etc. Then we have lunch. This time we had burgers, hotdogs, barbeque, pimento cheese sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, mmmm. A few of us hiked to Linville falls, including the nephew - his first ever hiking trip. He's three months now. I can't believe my parents took me hiking for the first time when I was six days old. I don't think I had any choice about whether I would like the outdoors or not!
I love fall.