There is something about fall knitting, you know, there really is. A certain je ne sais quoi that comes from the coziness of warm wool in your hands, and getting to wear knitted things…and that sudden realization that it’s actually cold outside and “wait, WAIT, maybe I need to knit twelve pairs of fingerless mitts right now.” Indeed, this week’s temps are sneaking into the coat-wearing, hat-seeking territory around here, I realized something else about fall knitting.
There is no way to do it wrong.
Anything goes, man, anything goes. You say you’re knitting two sweaters? Why not start another three? It’s getting cold out, after all, maybe your wardrobe’s looking a little thin. Don’t know where you packed up your mittens and hats last spring? Heck, why bother searching for them when you can just cast on a new set right now. And for that matter, maybe you need a pair of thick socks to wear around the house and another four pairs of wrist warmers to stick in all your jacket pockets, just in case. Anything goes.
Speaking of my current two sweaters (I make no promises about how many sweaters may join them by this time next week), things are going along well enough that I am almost too nervous about it to say it, but you know, things are going well. My Ravine pullover has gained 1.5 sleeves since Friday, and after some knitting time during class tonight that may well bump up to a full 2 sleeves. The cabled orange cardigan, happily, has just half a front piece and the finishing to go, and I am in good shape yarn-wise and shouldn’t run out at the last minute, so that is all good.
I am, however, running out of interesting ways to photograph a sweater in progress, so I shall leave you with a couple of fall shots from my latest round of photography practice. Also, if you’re so inclined, you can read the Ten Questions blog interview I did with Canadian Living yesterday. Stay tuned for a new giveaway post at the end of the week!
Happy fall knitting, everyone. Just remember, if you’re knitting, you’re doing it right.