Every year. Fall or spring comes. We don’t have a long period of that in Sweden. We mostly have two seasons – two weeks of summer and winter. But for a day or so we get fall and spring. And every year I promise myself to knit some accessories. Shawls and whatnot. And hats. Mittens, fingerless and otherwise. As a knitter I should have alot of those things. One would think. I should be hoarding yarn-y accessories. But I don’t.
One look into the accessorie drawer reveals the following:
- One pair of mittens, bought, in fabric and fake leather.
- One pair of gloves, in leather and fabric, also bought
- Two hats, handknitted. None of which actually fits my head. One being too wide and short, and the other one just being too short.
- One cowl, handknitted, but not by me.
What kind of a knitter lacks these things? It can’t be normal! That’s like the first thing you would knit and add to your wardrobe. Except, I never really did. I mostly knit sweaters, children’s clothing and socks. I’ve been promising to change this for a few years, but I still haven’t gotten around to it.
We’ve had a wonderful autumn, surprisingly long and warm, and some shawls would’ve been real nice to own. So consequently, I have abnormally many projects on the needles, currently, while still planning for more.
- One pair of autumn inspired Boroughs
- Casting on the Supernatural MKAL, as the TV-series nerd I am.
- I’m contemplating casting on Stripe Study Shawl in my gradient merino – mohair blend, together with a contrasting yellow wool-mohair blend from Pickles, that has been lying around in my stash. I need to look at the pattern more closely to make sure I have enough yarn, and adapt it for gradience.