We live in the southern hemisphere, just, and in a subtropical climate. It’s not Autumn. But two things have made me feel utterly ready for it: early, cooling rains and an upcoming trip to the northern hemisphere to Europe. 🙂
Over the years I’ve gradually started knitting more for myself, whereas, I would previously only knit for others. I’m not sure why I didn’t knit for myself before but I’m realising what a special thing it is to be able to revel in my favorite colors and textures… It feels very indulgent and I’m loving it!
The design is simple with a subtle lace and garter detail at the top which I think is placed very elegantly and makes it a graceful piece. I also like that it is a fitted design when many current, popular designs are oversized. I think I might be able to wear it as a layer more easily because of this.
The wool I’m using was gifted to me by my sister in law and is a Cascade wool, if I remember correctly. It has a very drapey and soft feel, which I think is serving this project well.
Meanwhile our garden has been soaking up all the rain and, thanks to Mark’s new irrigation system, all of our soil will be better for planting this season. Though we’re hoping that the early rains don’t bode of a dry rainy season, as that could impact our garden and fields, and those of our friends.
Soon we’ll be traveling to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland. While we’re away, perhaps these ladies will brood and start a family, which would bring so much joy to our small garden. That would be magical. 🙂
In the meantime, we’ll be basking in the rain here and then attempting to keep warm in the grip of a European Autumn in all of our old, set-aside woolies and some new cozy ones too.
Happy October, Laura