I mean fall. It’s the first day of fall today. Let’s be honest, this translates to the first day you feel the strong desire to touch all the wool, wear all the wool, knit with all the wool…
At least I do! Actually, my office is so cold at work, I’ve been wearing wool socks almost every day. And I feel like I need more wool…so I’ve started a lot of things. Let me show you…
Those are my knobby ankles poking out of my first pair of toe up socks! They are the Strie Socks from Lara Neel’s Sock Architecture.
I love the textured stitch pattern. It’s so lovely with the variegated Zitron Trekking XXL.
And those are cuffs of the sleeves for my Turia Sweater! I bit the bullet and I’m just going to finish it. I’m going to trust the pattern, trust my measurements and just knit it!
Plus I just keep thinking about how awesome its going to be to wear the thing and I can’t wear it if I don’t knit it! Right?
And if you remember these are the Bootstrap Socks from Lara Neel’s Sock Architecture. I started these back in March on my trip back from Utah, did a little ripping, did a little reknitting and even did a little Kitchener stitching already on these babies…
Good thing the Mountain Colors Crazyfoot is up to the challenge…so much twist, so much energy! I think these are going to have a nice long foot life ahead, if I can ever get number one off the needles and get number two on there 🙂
And my lovely “Passe Partout” shawl…coming along. Truthfully, I haven’t hardly touched this in at least a week. Not because I don’t love it, but you’ve seen all the ones before this and you’ll see the ones after…it’s hard to budget my limited knitting time!
The Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend is a dream to work with, and the stitch definition!!! The singles are workin’ hard to look so good.
And this is a new cast-on…it’s the Fish Hat (Dead of Alive). My cute nephew William loves fish and his birthday is approaching, so what better than a hat that looks like a fish!!
I’m using odds and ends from other projects and I’m looking forward to seeing it develop…hopefully in the next couple weeks since his birthday is fast approaching!
The last one…my Daybreak. I love the subtle color changes in the Mini Mochi…and it’s lovely that it’s not too stark a contrast from the gray main color.
I keep thinking this one will be so nice to wear and go with so many things…then I remember I wear so much gray, hopefully it won’t just blend in!!
Anyway, Linking up on this lovely Wednesday with some fantastic folks. Click over to check it out!!
Tammy at Life & Yarn for Stitch Along Wednesday
Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along
Beth at iknead2knit for Whatcha Workin On Wednesday
Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm & Craft On
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10 thoughts on “First Day of Wool Season”
Oh wow! You have a lot going on! Happy new knitting season! Let’s rock it 🙂
It could be a little project ADD…more like a bit of excitement over all the yarn I want to swath my body with 🙂 Happy knitting to you too!!
Look at all of those lovely projects! I’m struggling with cast-on-itis right now. The weather has finally turned (so to speak) here in Hotlanta: highs in the high 70s, low 80s, with the promise of cooler weather to come. I can hardly wait to drag the woolies out of the dresser and start bundling up!
Sounds like fall in the South 🙂 I remember rejoicing when days were in the low 90s growing up in Louisiana! Don’t fight the cast-on-itis!!!
I’m trying so hard to keep from casting on everything!!! I need to get a baby blanket going, have one already on the needles, a sweater, a scarf, a hat, and want to start another shawl and more hats!!!! I need to do a fish hat, I love that pattern!!
It’s too hard to fight the urge to cast on!! And I’m enjoying the fish hat 🙂 I can’t wait to see it on my nephew’s head!
So many great knits on the needles! I really like those bootstrap socks.
Thanks!!! Me too! The heel was a cool construction…I ended up having to kitchener stitch part of it already 🙂 Lara Neel is a genius!
I think this post just gave me startitis!! SOO many lovely projects and I completely agree, beginning of fall = beginning of wool season!
🙂 I’m trying not to cast on another sweater…I think the only thing holding me back is that I don’t know if I have the right needles…Hopefully I don’t go looking for them!