My flowers have shriveled. The Ex has come and gone. The film festival is around the corner and I have a nagging compulsion to buy a new three ring binder. Yup, it's autumn in Toronto.
While it still feels like summer, at least weather-wise, I am beyond excited about what cooler weather means for my knitting. I need sweaters! Scarves! Hats! And then there's x-mas knitting. Gaaah! I am constantly fighting the urge to cast on a million different projects. So far, it's just the one newbie:
The aformentioned Clapotis. I believe this marks the first time I am knitting the same pattern twice. It's kind of nice. Like finding a good movie on tv that you've seen before, but so long ago it seems all shiny and new again. I do however recall thinking if I ever knit another Clap, I would change the kfb stitches to purls. Why is it I can barely remember what I had for breakfast, but I remember this pattern detail from something I knit a year ago? Selective memory indeed.
The Clap was not to be casteth on until I finished my baby sweater, so here she be:
I did not enjoy knitting this. I did not enjoy the finishing of this. After blocking and sewing on some buttons? I love it! Sure it's got a few flaws, but enh? Only a knitter would know. Check the cute buttons!:
And just in time for back to school, I bring you the apple cozy:
Inspired by Cara, and knit for Cathy.