i’m making some progress on my tea time cardigan, i’ve finished the left front and started the right. it knits up fairly quickly since it calls for 4 mm knitting needles. it’s nice to knit with somewhat larger needles for a change. but i prefer 3 mm or 2,5 mm most of the time. anyway, here’s the obligatory progress shot:
the latest issue of interweave knits arrived a couple of weeks ago, and i really liked several of the projects. i will probably not knit all of them, but i felt really inspired to plan for some nice autumnal knitting in the coming months. for those who know me also know that my favourite season is autumn. to me, that’s when the year begins. in this respect i really miss school. it was so much more obviuos then. new pencils and books that i would use during the coming year. often some new clothes to wear for the first day of school. he morning air is slightly chilly. and the beautiful display of colours as the leaves are turning from greens to yellow, red, orange and brown. and later in the autumn you find frost on leaves on the ground and ice on puddles. we’re soon there…
i haven’t bought the latest rowan magazine, number 46, but there are some lovely things in that one too that made me want to fill my knitting basked with wool, wrap myself in a blanket with a cup of tea beside me (or a small glass of sherry) and some knitting in my hands.
speaking of rowan, even though i do like some of their design, things have just not the same since kim hargreaves left them. i know i’ve mentioned this before, but i really think it’s a great loss to rowan. luckily for us kim hargreaves-fans, she has continued designing and her pattern books are available through rowan stockists, but primarily from her own website. if you haven’t exlpored it before i recommend that you take a look. her latest booklet “precious” is just out and there are loads of lovely things in her simple, elegant style. when you enter the site you can also find links to her previous booklets.
i’m looking forward to an autumn filled with knitting!