Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It's Getting Colder

Which, theoretically, means that my knitting output should be growing as well, but it kind of isn't, to be honest.

I've been sick for the past week or so, which would normally be alright in terms of being able to sit around for a lot of time knitting. But no, I caught myself something which made me really tired, and even the idea of looking at the back section of Maidenhair was getting a bit tedious so....

I started a sleeve!

My logic being that, being a quarter or so of the whole back, I should be able to whip in a couple of rows here and there before feeling a little bit blase about it all. And that's not to say that I've fallen out of love with the pattern, because believe me, the more I knit of it, the more I want to knit to get it done.

I think it's this time of year that really inspires knitters to really invest a little bit more time in their knitting, churning out a last couple of scarves or beanies for the winter to come. And really, you don't need a lot more inspiration than just taking a bit of a walk outside, and seeing all the colours change.

I'd like to know if I'm the only one who thinks autumn is an exciting time for knitters and other crafters out there. I think that there is nothing greater than finally being able to fully invest myself in what I love doing, and I hope that you'll all take a little bit more advantage of the colder weather if you've got it!

xpeace folks

1 comment:

  1. Hi Matty

    I LOVE Autumn! It's my favourite season. The weather cools down a bit after Sydney's Endless Summer, the trees change colour (we, some of them do) & I can start knitting again, after abandoning it in December.

    I'v finally finished my Kepler sweater (after 3 years) & made a hat to match. I've posted the pics on Ravelry (I'm portia65).

    Good luck with the maiden hair coat - I think you're very brave to tackle it. I like the look of it, but it would take me about 5 years to get it done. Look forward to seeing yours when you complete it.