It is cool and I have started hankering for wool, as in wool yarn, patterns for using this wool yarn and wool clothing. I have already used wool gloves once, they were necessary one morning when I went for a walk. I have dug wool socks from their drawers, the floors feel so cold already and my old Shetland shawl keeps following me around the house. I have shopped my stash several times and have been searching for inspiration from Knitty, Twist Collective and several other new on-line sources. I have been through my stitch dictionaries and have started and ripped out at least a dozen projects. It is the beginning of the wool season (9 months long season!) and I am going to make the most of it. I will surround myself with all the good
I don't know where to start: mittens? sock? gloves? scarves? shawls? long johns? hats? sweaters? I want all!!
I will start off by making something small, something cheerful and happy... New mittens is probably the right way to go. I really would not be writing this if I had not already started... I am visiting my own old pattern. This feels like a good starting point.
I know most of you are not yet so far into the fall. In case you need comforting in the transition, now that I have already crossed the line and am in the fall, I can assure you that it does not look too bad in here. The new summer is already on its way, we just need to do some serious knitting first. And, my friends, it is not a bad thing.
(And those of you who are approaching summer at the moment, you lucky ones, enjoy your warm days!)
Wool with you,