Fall Knitting Plans and Creativity
This morning when I sat down to write this blog post a massive windows update took over and I was held hostage by technology for almost two hours. Honestly, my impatience and anger almost got the better of me. I did have a temper tantrum or two while waiting. My negative thoughts crowded in as I wondered if this is the end of my PC? Will this crash my computer?? Obviously all is well (I think).
Guess what? The weather is changing over the weekend and once again my creative thoughts have flowed once more. Even though the days are still hot, the heat doesn't feel the same. We walk after dinner down our dirt road and the trees surround us and shade the pathway. Sometimes I feel chilly! A soft breeze carries the scent of the evergreens. Oh, autumn you are simply the best.
I dug around my studio for some wool yarns two days ago and have some ideas of what I'll be knitting. Since we are approaching holiday season, I cannot say exactly what specifically. But I will share the knitting and where I'm going with my knits. I have a scarf on the needles for my son. I'm excited about that knit and how dead simple it is.
I want to cast on some hats and mitts as well.
Oh and a cowl for me. I became inspired by a fall jacket on display in a store in a mustard yellow. The best color ever! I have visions of a cream colored cowl doubled up around my neck with this jacket while wearing my boots. The race is on to cast on and make this dream cowl before winter arrives.
For years I've realized that during the summer my knitting ebbs a tiny bit. Having that flare up with RA didn't help any either. I know though that this ebb, this pause in knitting, is temporary and transient. Every year my knitting is slow in the summer as I feel a bit of knitting ennui. Sometimes, I catch myself thinking "is this the beginning of being done with knitting shawls?"
And then the weather changes, I see new clothing pieces displayed in stores and like an expectant mother who nests for a newborn to be, I'm gathering ideas and concepts, rapidly recalling long ago yarn purchases that will flesh out a knitting wardrobe in time for those crisp chilly days.
Ravelry also makes these creative dreams come true. How exciting to do a pattern search!
So for now I'll be finishing up this post. Recovering from my windows update panic and go off to sit and sketch out some fall knitting ideas. I predict that grid paper and markers will be involved.
What are you knitting plans for the Autumn?