Breaking news, guys.
But since my favorite season always seems to go by way too quickly, let’s get to it already! The question of the month is: What projects are on your needles this season and/or what are your fall project plans?
I’m working on a test knit cowl right now, but once that’s done I want to cast on all the things! My fall plans will first include finishing my Brickless Shawl out of Miss Babs Yowza. With cooler air finally arriving, I’m in the mood to knit a sweater and I’m thinking that Dark and Stormy is in order. But fall means that winter and Christmas are coming, so I have some gift knitting to also do. I’m planning on doing a pair of sport weight socks (probably the Blueberry Waffle socks) for one friend and a DK weight hat in a soon-to-be-determined pattern for another. And finally, Exploration Station should be jumping onto my needles in the near future as well so that I’ll have something bright and fun to cheer up those dreary winter days that are coming.
One of my potential projects:
Another Westbourne in Miss Babs’ Katahdin in Burnished. If only I had remembered to note the needle size on my Ravelry page!
Here are some more projects for the fall: I have Olga’s Asanagi on the needles and have to get back to it soon. I’m also planning to knit Dee O’Keefe’s Alexandra for my daughter (who saw it on fibrespace Instagram and HAD to have it). That will be in Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors in Hyacinth. And I have a Trillian in Yowza in South Beach that needs to be finished. Oh and Olga’s Shadow in Almanac — I have half the back done.
So far this fall I’ve been working mostly on shop samples (hello, Cinder and Betsy in Quarry) and done some gift knitting (Starshower). We’ve got a bunch of great new yarns in the shop, and I’m slowly making a hat out of each new line. I’ve made a Greystone out of Manos Gloria. Next up: Bray in The Fibre Company’s Cumbria. I’ve also got starry eyed dreams of making a Fable Cardigan, Grus cowl, and starting the holiday gift knitting. Now to find the time to make everything I’ve favorited recently on Ravelry.
Presently I am working on Wee Levenwick out of Miss Babs Yowza in Light Clematis. After that, I’m going to probably cast on either Boreal or Amandine. I’ve been trying to knit more monogamously lately, in an attempt to actually get stuff off the needles and firmly in the “done” category. Though my knitting has been rather sweater-heavy lately, I think maybe there is a hat or two in my future in-between the larger stuff.
I have three words: All The Things.
I’m currently nearing the end of the first Freia ball of two for the Knockout Round shawl (a free pattern on fibrespace.com). I also have started sweatering (that’s a thing), because: fall. (Nevermind the unfinished sleeves of my Westbourne from last fall. Shhhh. New projects are talking now, sweetie.) First up: Fable. Inspired by Katherine’s current effort and, naturally, Danielle’s version on the creepy mannequin by the Neighborhood Fiber Worsted in the front room. I’m making it out of NFC, too, in Anacostia. Aka The Best Green Ever.
Other sweatery projects to come: postgrad by Alicia Plummer out of luscious Hazel Knits Cadence; Stonewall (with thumbholes!), also by Alicia Plummer, out of Shepherd’s Wool; and the High Trestle Tee by M.E. Greene in Miss Babs’ new Kunlun.
I also may have been convinced (which didn’t take much effort) to make the Exploration Station, too. But certain someones here. Ahem. When we get there.
Also happening: The Firefly MKAL that’s a great one-skein travel project; two crocheted baby blankets, using a very simple chevron pattern (these have deadlines so they’ll be in heavy rotation soon); and one long-term blanket project for my son that will be done eventually using the crocheted Beach Stripe Surf Blanket pattern.
And you thought Trudy’s list was bad. What can I say? I like to dream big.
Happy fall, y’all!