I know when autumn is coming because this tree always announces the news. Sometimes it's the middle of August; this year, it held off until the first of September:
I know when autumn is coming because a pair of fingerless mittens becomes my project de rigueur. This year, it's times two.
Top, pattern and yarn, Blue Sky's brushed Suri, purchased here. This pair is finished and already with its new owner.
Bottom, Frog Tree's alpaca worsted, which I found on sale here. It appears to have been discontinued, so if yer interested, buy now, buy often. The pattern is from the book and is, so far, smartly done. Perhaps this pair will stay closer to home.