Inspired by Hannah’s Fall Knit List post, I am thinking ahead to the things I want to knit for myself this fall. (Actually, every pattern she posted is something I also have queued and am dying to knit.) But I have some yarn stashed for special projects I really want to be wearing come winter. Sitting here with a cup of coffee on a slightly rainy day, it almost feels like summer is finally on its way out, even though I know better and won’t be getting out my wool socks just yet. But I am certainly ready to prepare for that time.
The first is something I’m actually already well into: Amy Christoffers’ Stonecutters Cardigan.
I’m knitting this in a Classic Elite Portland Tweed Shade that I believe is called dried lavender. It’s my first time using Portland Tweed, and I’m a fan. I think I bought it last winter on sale at Webs, so this is a fairly affordable sweater to boot. The color is a little more of a color than I usually go for, but it’s still grayish. Between that, a turned-over collar, saddle shoulders, and all-over cables, it is surely not a surprise to anyone that I am knitting this.
The second item in the queue is another Amy Christoffers cardigan: Breckon from Wool People Vol. 3.
I was so smitten with this when the collection was released that I treated myself to the Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Truffle Hunt shown in the sample above.
In terms of non-sweater projects (though admittedly I have a few others in mind), I want to put some more of my Wollmeise stash to use, and I was thinking of another Jared Flood shawl. Maybe Quill from Brooklyn Tweed Spring Thaw:
I have a bright green skein of the Lace-Garn that could be really cool for this, though I wonder how many bright accent shawls I need. Then again, how many neutral cabled cardigans do I need? I tend to be of the mind that necessity doesn’t need to dictate knitting.
This last one is just a silly little thing, but I was thinking about some house socks, like Nola’s Slipper Pattern.
I have some leather slipper bottoms that I stashed years ago thinking I would make myself slippers. Which of course I never did. I love the idea of house socks, but I have a cat and seeing matted cat hair embedded in the bottom of my knit socks is actually not one of my favorite things. I’ve seen so many people knit these, and they just seem like a quick and easy house sock solution. And a nice way to use up the odd skein of worsted weight yarn.
Obviously this is a little ambitious in terms of yardage. But I have all of these patterns, I have all of the yarn. I have a few audio books I’m itching to start. And looking at all of these patterns makes me so, so excited for days when I need sweaters and tights and socks again. I’m done with iced coffee and feeling too hot to do much of anything.