September 12, 2012
Look, I know it’s just September now, and the air isn’t even that crisp up here in Canada, but I do love the change of seasons. Yes, from sandal season to boot season – I feel giddy just thinking of it. Can I admit to you that I have already purchased my first pair of seasonal boots? Steve took me to a sports store that was having a BOGO, determined to buy me some new sneakers. My sneakers are just fine, thanks. They see about as much action as my Great Aunt Hazel. She’s a tee-total so draw your own conclusions. Steve saw my eyes glaze over at the wide selection of white shoes with no heels, buckles or personality and thought he’d cleverly suggest we try the more outdoorsy section of the store. Because that’s me….DIY lady and Olympic Bi-athlete. (PS that does not necessarily mean what you might think and wow can that make for awkward dinner table conversation when talk turns to everyone’s favourite workout.) We sauntered/were dragged over to the outdoorsy section and then I saw these:
The sound that escaped me was audible only to dogs yet somehow Steve heard it and knew the game was over. There would be no sneakers in the BOGO bag today. There would be boots. Boots to join all the other boots on the Boot Rack of Adoration in my closet. Tall boots, short boots leather boots, suede boots. ALL THE BOOTS. By the way, he refers to these as “your slippers” and fails to believe that they will get much ewear this winter out of doors. Fool.
So, to celebrate the impending boot weather, I give you something almost as cozy: the sweater pumpkin!
How cozy is that? I’d sleep in a pumpkin patch made of those. Ha ha, not really because spiders. Still, they look great and the step-by-step over at Small Fry & Co. makes them look a snap. Now, I’m just going to go try my boots on. It’s breakin’-in season!