Mid-August, the air began cooling. I looked across the valley on Saturday and saw a grove of trees fading from green to yellow. My bountiful garden withers a little more each day as I pluck the last fruits and veggies from the summer vines.
The clouds that fill the sky today are the outskirts of Irma, but I can’t deny the change I am experiencing.
Fall is here.
As soon as the cool air greeted me in the mornings, I grabbed my old sacred red sweater. Stained and fraying and stretched beyond its usefulness, it failed to snuggle me.
With regret, I decided that I needed a new cardigan. Since I’ve been wanting to try out Barbara Walker’s method in Knitting from the Top ever since I obtained it last year, I decided on a top-down raglan sweater. With a sweater’s worth of fingering weight alpaca in a neutral gray-green…
Okay fine, it’s really olive.
No, I ordered the color by mistake.
Yes, it goes with most of my clothes.
I swatched the yarn and cast on this light, plain sweater to replace my old faithful (which I am wearing right now). The red sweater made the move with me. I wore it almost every day last winter and finally started throwing it back on last week.
If I don’t want to spend another winter snuggling in the less-than-snugglable old sweater, I must work on the new cardigan all the time. I have other projects: the soft beaded cowl, a pair of socks for my sweetie (oh, wait until you see those!), an experimental bundle of stitches which may or may not turn into a shawlish cardi for my niece.
No. They are denied! My cardigan must be finished before the weather really turns.
And I’m still only on the yoke.
My hands feel good though. I think I’m ready for the push!
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