Fall knitting

It’s getting to that point in the summer where the end to all of the wretched heat is in sight. There’s a noticeable shortening of the days. The angle of light is shifting. The breeze coming through the windows in the morning is almost cool. I’m starting to crave things like meatballs and roasted squash again. And my knitting mojo is starting to come back. I do like the process of knitting, but mostly I try to think about it in terms of adding things to my wardrobe, rather than what would be the funnest projects to work on. With that in mind, these are a few projects I’m considering casting on over the coming weeks.

I would really like to make a Still Light tunic, but I’m not sure I have time to knit something that big in fingering-weight yarn. Still, it’s awfully pretty, most of the knitting looks pretty mindless, and I’d wear it a lot.

I also really like the Ethel Mildred Ferguson sweater, which has some interesting cables. It might be too warm to wear very often though though, especially since it’s so close-fitting. I might lengthen it a bit and add a turtleneck if I make it. That kind of high crewneck isn’t very flattering on me.

Cardigans tend to be a lot more practical for the overheated/underheated apartment and office where I spend most of my time though. I really like Vitamin D.

And Perry.

Slow Line doesn’t look like much in the pattern photos, but some of the other project photos on Ravelry are pretty great. It seems like something I would wear pretty constantly.

Plus, I want to make a few new scarves and some fingerless gloves and a Gretel to replace the one I lost somewhere last year. And I’m doing some test knitting for Jenn. And and and…

It feels good to be excited about knitting again.


  1. says

    Yay!! This reminds me that I need to take a photo of the beautiful sweater you sent me. I will, I promise! So sorry it’s taken so long.

    You’ve inspired me to knit a cardigan of my own!

  2. says

    Kudos on your new site. I think you could adjust that sweater to a sport weight yarn without losing any of the drape. I knit a fingering weight short sleeved sweater last year and it took a dreadfully long time.

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