Since moving to the southern US, I have adapted to many things. I can wear jeans in ungodly heat and humidity, I have developed a deep fondness for cheese-grits, potato salad in gumbo, and shaved ice the Louisiana way (with condensed milk in it). I have even picked up some of the phrases. I have adopted enough of the the southern ways that many of my southern friends often forget I'm a Yankee and complain about Northerners in front of me. When I remind them of this they tell me that I've assimilated. The one think that I just cannot seem to get used to is the lack of dramatic change in season. I miss fall terribly. I miss a proper fall with cool temps, the smell of burning leaves on a brisk wind, leaves changing color, and sweater weather. I find myself getting restless at this time every year. I had a little taste of the weather in Colorado this past summer. It made me want to sit and knit blankets, sweaters, and warm socks. My current compromise is the footies. I am wrapping them up. I have a heel to finish on one and a couple of rounds on the other. I think for once I am going to keep the pair for myself, even if they are pink. On the other hand, the sweater project has been measured. We have decided on a contrasting strip up each side. It would not take that long to finish, yet the sweater has not seen much action lately. Perhaps a day or two of cool weather would put me in the mood. Other than my glacial sweater progress, I have one current dilemma. We have the annual fundraiser at church approaching. I knit at least one thing for the auction every year. I am not sure what to knit this year. It should be an interesting pattern that can knit up quickly. I am thinking along the lines of wraps, scarves, or maybe even toys. If it is a quick knit I could perhaps even donate 2. Any ideas?