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