Apples are currently in the crock pot, the smell of cinnamon is wafting through the air. I have a new project on the needles and there is a crispness to the air. It is the perfect first day of Fall. Of course, the change in seasons brings some unpleasant things as well… such as seasonal allergies and the cold which our house has already been overtaken with. But I refuse to let that bring me down. This is my favorite time of year and I won’t let anything get in my way. We have apple picking and American Football. Then there’s pumpkin patches and fall vegetables. To top it all off: we’re attending the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival this weekend to kick off the start of sheep & wool festival season. There is just too much to look forward to!
With that said, Fall also brings the want… no, the NEED to cast on nearly everything in sight. All I long to do is sit in a big pile of all of my yarn and decide what to do with it all. And then do it. I cast on a cowl last night out of some handspun that would have been a crime to have stored away another Fall and Winter. I plan to cast on another cardigan in the next few days for my mom (that’s right, I said ANOTHER). I’ve already planned enough knitting and spinning to last me all the way through to next Spring and I just can’t stop. The only trouble is, I would need to seriously tap into my mythical free time to actually get it all done. Clearly, the cinnamon fumes are getting to me.
Coming back to reality, I realize that I need to first finish a lot of projects. Sure, the knitting is complete. But I have a sweater for M, a cardigan for me (more to come in another post), two cowls and two wraps that need ends woven in, to be blocked and buttons sewn on so they can all be worn and enjoyed this Fall. To accomplish this, I have at least gathered them all into a bag and placed it next to my favorite chair in the living room. I’ve even conveniently left a sewing needle next to said chair to facilitate weaving in all the ends. Plus, I’m convinced I will block at least one piece each night for the next week. Because, really, who knows how many knit pieces I will want to wear this weekend!
It’s time to go stir the apples and breathe in some more energizing Fall fumes. Tell me, what are your lofty Autumn plans and goals?