And suddenly it’s autumn

Rain, darkness when I get up and all those “first day at school” pictures (shudder)… whatever happened to summer?

Now that it is September, Knit Night has returned to my favourite local yarn shop. Having come to the end of my charity blanket marathon, my current project is the honeycomb cable socks.

These are not suitable for a night of knitting and chatting as too much concentration is required. With this in mind, I returned to the chunky wool from the crochet jumper I frogged a little while ago. Whilst still at home, I cast on the stitches required and so I was ready to knit and be sociable simultaneously last night.IMGP4040It’s rather nice to have a project that is growing quickly. I very rarely use chunky wool because I’m not keen on knitting with big fat needles (this project uses 8mm needles), but it’s fun sometimes.

In September I also want to publish a knitting pattern, so I am busily testing the chart I have created and making sure that the numbers of stitches work. Watch this space if you want a hat with a Halloween theme… complete with skulls!IMGP4025So, those are three knitting projects on the go and no crochet. Actually, I do have three separate crochet projects to finish, but for one reason or another none of them are currently inspiring me. I do, however, now have all the yarn I require for my Sophie’s Universe blanket, and so I will begin that soon. Hopefully it will grow bigger as the weather cools and I can snuggle underneath whilst I work on it through the winter.

If I am to meet my 17 for 2017 target, there need to be two further pairs of socks before the end of the year, but otherwiseย  there will be no new projects… well, that’s the plan.

So, I’m interested… with the turning of the seasons, what are your creative plans for northern hemisphere winter/southern hemisphere summer?

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  1. Laurie Graves

     /  September 8, 2017

    Oh, those shades of blue! And each time of year brings different projects. I love living in a place where there are distinct seasons.

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  2. Annie

     /  September 8, 2017

    To finish Steve’s wedding anniversary gift. If I never see another kloster block again…

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  3. I love those socks – the pattern looks lovely, and the colour is wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚
    Having spoken with you earlier, I’m definitely going to finish my Mandala Madness circular blanket now – you really are inspiring me, bless you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Those sock look way too pretty to hide beneath shoes and trousers – the colour is gorgeous and the pattern complex……… So envious of you clever sock knitters!
    I was gifted garden shop vouchers for my birthday, so something I thought would not eventuate this summer will indeed bloom and flourish ๐Ÿ™‚ So over the next weeks I’ll be busy thinking about, choosing and planting up the tiny courtyard. I am really glad to hear Max is feeling better.

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  5. Such a pretty blue! Good luck with your pattern. I’m looking forward to getting back into my RSN classes, starting up a new stitching class, and developing my own designs! So plenty to keep me out of trouble!

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  6. I don’t really change what I’m making by the season, except that I try and avoid projects that put a great big quilt in my lap for long periods in the middle of summer! We don’t have enough variation in season, really. Warm, dry and sunny to hot, humid and sunny. I’ll never be a knitter, I suspect!

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  7. I love that blue of the first pair of socks.
    Here in S.W. France we had a storm at the end of August and, as seems to happen every year, the very next day autumn appeared to have arrived with fresher mornings and evenings even though the daytime temperatures can still be very warm. I think autumn is my favourite time of year here – or it might be spring…..
    Anyway, I might be able to bear having the great big fluffy pieces of my second boyfriend cardigan in my lap soon as, although I finished the knitting part of it as Spring started warming up, I still need to do the assembling ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  8. Your sock yarn is glorious, it almost makes me want to knit some. I look forward to seeing the hat, I do know a certain teen who might like one! Thanks for the kind offer to pattern test for me. I have now found my notes- 17 years old! I do take my time with things. I shall now attempt to follow them myself, before asking you please to take a look. You really are a jolly nice person.

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  9. It’s interesting, isn’t it, how our crafting changes with the seasons? Autumn leads me to hand quilting, to have that big blanket over my lap, and definitely to different colors for weaving.

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    • I have a nasty habit of changing project with the changing season and leaving a work in progress… I must learn to finish things once they are started and not tuck them away to be forgotten (I’m not good at getting back to stalled projects).

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  10. Oooh, honeycomb socks! Now those DO look cosy! I’m glad you’ve found a pattern for your chunky wool as well, and please give me a heads-up when your hat pattern is released… I am quite the fan of things with skulls on them! My winter crafting plans are all about getting market-ready for the Christmas season – gulp! But I am looking forward to making a bunch of Beasties in cosy knitted hats and scarves! Happy crafting ๐Ÿ˜€

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  11. I love autumn and winter as it means crochet time ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Great that you have a shop which has Knit Night. I’m trying to buck up the courage to go to a daytime knitting circle at a craft cafe in a neighbouring village….

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