autumn insp.


It is officially autumn. In other words, knitting season. I’m really excited about knitting for the colder weather this year, because last year I was consumed with exclusive sock knitting, and the year before that, it was the same story. This year, however, I’m finalizing a Quince and Company order for two sweaters (!), have the jitters for starting several new hats, and daydreaming about something that I would never have thought that I would be thinking constantly about — scarves.

Personally, I think that scarves are underrated. Scarves are the frosting on the cake; the insulation in the walls — scarves exist to fill in the gaps, which a cowl can’t necessarily do. Even though they can take a long time, they don’t have to be boring. (A side note: I’m working on a scarf design like that …)

But I didn’t set out to talk about scarves today. I really wanted to ask, “What are some of the things that you’re going to be knitting out of the woolly wools as the days get colder?” I need more inspiration. πŸ™‚

Also, thank you to everyone who bought the Meduseld pattern this week. I’m in awe of your support and enthusiasm. To all of you who are new, please comment here on the blog, or the Ravelry group to introduce yourselves. I’m looking forward to getting to know you.

If you got gapped and didn’t get the coupon code, please give me a nudge here on the blog, or on Ravelry. Sometimes it happens, and I’m super sorry if it happened to you.

INSP [abbr.]: Inspiration.

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19 thoughts on “autumn insp.

    1. Ah. I’m sorry I forgot about you poor souls in the southern hemisphere. I hope that you find many cool linens and cottons to work with in your summer. πŸ™‚ Thank you! I really had fun putting the pattern together. πŸ™‚

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  1. I’m starting my very first cardigan today! I can’t wait to see how I do πŸ™‚ I’m also going to be working on a crochet project soon called Bulky and Quick Large Mouth Bass, which will be a Christmas present for my nephew. I’m just waiting for the yarn to arrive. I’m in the progress of another Sockhead Hat. And of course, I can’t wait to start on my next pair of socks now that I’ve got the first pair behind me!

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    1. Yay! Maybe we can do a tiny KAL for our first sweaters! πŸ™‚ What pattern are you using? Is the bass hat like the dead fish hat? I’m going to knit that for dad for Christmas this year, and I think he’ll find that humorous. πŸ™‚

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      1. I am knitting the Folded Squares Cardigan by The Purl Bee. One of my fellow knitters in my knitting group recently finished it and it is stunning! I started it the day before yesterday and am through the first ball of yarn already. The Bass is a blanket for my nephew. He loves fishing…is obsessed with it…and I know he will adore it! I received notification yesterday that the yarn has been shipped πŸ™‚

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    1. Shawls in what weights? Sock weight or something thicker? And socks are perfect in the cold winter months. I’ve got a pair of wool ones in worsted weight that were knitted by a Russian refugee trying to support her family in the sixties (?) and I have got to admit that they are perfect to put on in the mornings when it’s chilly. πŸ™‚

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  2. So exciting, your Q&C sweaters are going to be fabulous. When the weather gets colder, I’m all about the hats, cowl, and fingerless mitts/full mittens! But when it comes to hats, it’s got to be a double brim- anything else is just a spring or fall hat, and does very little to actually keep my ears warm.

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    1. I’m sure that they will; I just hope that I can do the yarn justice. πŸ™‚ They’ll be my first sweaters so I’m really anxious. Do you find that you knit your hats with lots of patterning, or in plain stockinette stitch? I always am interested in how folks knit their hats; it is quite strange, but it’s what I do. πŸ™‚

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    1. Ah, Sharon! I have yet to start my curtains, although I’ve been thinking about it since you suggested it. I’ve just been really busy what with the patterns I’m preparing; I’ve got another sock pattern (that you will get for free!) that I’m preparing for the end of October. After that (and Christmas knitting which I won’t be doing too much this year) I hope to start. πŸ™‚

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