It's only early August, but already it feels like summer is winding down. We've had blissfully cool, nearly fall-like weather for a few days now, and I am so ready for sweaters and soup and piles and piles of blankets! We'd planned for another backpacking trip, we even took Friday off for a longer weekend of hiking, but sadly Andy caught an awful summer cold, so instead we spent the weekend at home. As sad as I was to miss out on a weekend in the mountains, I think we needed the lazy weekend at home. We went for a few walks, spent lazy mornings watching cartoons and eating pancakes, and I spent some quality time knitting. I've got one project that just needs seaming before it's finished, but unfortunately seaming is one of my least favorite things. For a sanity break, I started working on a lighter weight wool hat to take for myself on summer backpacking trips. I'm kind of in love with the super fun colorway - it's called Holi Festival! I'm using a very simple pattern for the hat to cut down on bulk, so I'm glad it will have some personality from the yarn.