Fall Is In The Air

The weather has been crisp and gorgeous for days. This afternoon I went onto the deck and observed the few plantings I have in the backyard. I noticed only one bloom on my Rose of Sharon. Then it hit me. Wow! Fall is here.

Fall really gets me in the mood to knit. I think it’s the combination of weather change and the realization that holidays are just around the corner. This year I really don’t see sweater knitting on my agenda (well, maybe baby sweaters), but I do think I can squeeze in some accessories during Baby Knitspot’s naps.

I’ve been looking through Anne’s vast pattern catalog and there’s quite a few accessories that can be done under a tight deadline. I swear that girl has a project to fit anyone’s knitting needs! Here’s some ideas I have so far…

Crooked Little Scarf

is worked in a light fingering luxury yarn, making the perfect unisex gift. I think my dad would look great in this worked up in a vibrant blue. It would be a nice contrast with his silver hair.

Cité

is a soft neck warmer which Anne calls “chill-chasing.” Enough said. It would be perfect for a few ladies on my gift list.

Lacunae

is a great stash buster DK weight project and I love that it’s a set. Or not…depending on how last minute I cast this on.

Handsies

are a perfect gift for the kiddos and they knit up at lightning speed. I’m not sure how ambitious I’ll feel this December, but the neighbor kids would be adorable in these!

Matterhorn

is a great set – mitts, hat and scarf. If I end up making this, you’ll all know how much I love the recipient depending on if they get one, two or three pieces. Ha ha!

Not that I need to cast on another pair of socks (I have a pair in the works in nearly every knitting bag. And I have a lot of knitting bags!), but I’ve been dying to cast on

Sign of Four

since it’s release. And low and behold, the Socks That Rawk! group on ravelry picked it as their Q4 KAL. It must be fate. It starts tomorrow and you can join here. KALs are so much fun because they really keep you motivated and you can see what yarn everybody else in the group is knitting with.

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I will be knitting socks for Matt in Socks That Rock Lightweight that I bought at sock camp.

I bought this yarn for him and stashed it, waiting for the perfect pattern to come along. Matt loves socks with a long leg (unfortunately) so I thought I would knit the main part of the socks in Manly yes, but I like it too! and do the cuffs, heels, and toes in Mossly Manly. Aren’t the names a hoot?!

Well, that’s enough knitting daydreaming for me. I think I hear a hungry baby’s cry. Good luck in scheduling all your holiday knits. I look forward to seeing your finished projects shared with the knitspot ravelry group.

11 Responses to “Fall Is In The Air”

  1. DavidA says:

    Thank you for this post. The cooler weather has reminded me that I need to replace the mitts that I lost last year. The Lacunae mitts will be perfect to use up a skein of tock DK marinating in my stash!

  2. catherine says:

    Great post! Thanks for the reminder about Matterhorn. It has been in the queue for too long. I even have the perfect yarn for it. :-)

  3. Dianne says:

    I have quite a few of those patterns in my queue. I can’t believe it’s October already. It’s definitely time to start hats and mitts and cowls for Christmas :-)

  4. Mom says:

    It is a sad day when looking at the last blooms of summer, but then to look out everywhere and see color on the trees, is priceless! After looking at all the “dream knitting” I’m loving Lacunae and going to the Knitspot store right now!!! Thanks!

  5. Michelle says:

    I only have one blooming thing in my garden as well. A Japenese anemone. I love all of these patterns and will put them on the to do list…

    Now back to “Pea Vines”!

  6. Jo Morgan says:

    Great choice of patterns. The Rose of Sharon is beautiful–I realized that although I had heard the name, I’ve never seen one. Last but not least, how could you do a post without a picture of darling Baby Knitspot?

  7. josiekitten says:

    You picked out some great gift knits there. I like the Sign of Four socks, but they would probably end up being a gift for me!!

  8. Karen says:

    Thanks for the post…not that I needed to be reminded of Christmas knitting but a few of those patterns need to be added to the list!

  9. Karen says:

    ETA: You shouldn’t be allowed to post without sneaking a baby pic in there. LOL

  10. Dawn says:

    Great gift suggestions! I love love the Handsies! I have made and gifted so many of them. Such a fun pattern!

  11. megan leslie says:

    I adore the Crooked little scarf, it was my first lace and first proper Knitspot pattern – it was very proudly gifted to my father-in-law for Christmas.
    love the manly sock yarn:)
    take care
    Megan-leslie