We have clearly changed seasons. Today, the hills and valleys are just touched with colour, and there is a bit of cool in the air.
Over the last few months, I finished up projects which were already on my needles when I came down with Covid: Myrtle, Flores, and the beautiful Gresham Wrap (not yet blocked). But I have had trouble casting on new things. Mostly because, with my brain fog in full blast, knitting patterns looked like gobbledygook. But now, I am getting better, and it is Fall. Casting on a new project is obligatory.
I decided on Hirne, a lovely cardigan by Kate Davies:
I bought the kit some time ago. It fulfills the “it’s fall, knit something cosy” criterion, while at the same time starting out with lots of soothing stockinette. I still struggled a bit with deciding which size to cast on, compounded by being slightly off gauge, but I only ripped out the ribbing once, so I’ll take that as a win.
Almost immediately after I cast on, Kate released two new gorgeous patterns, both knitted in this exact yarn: Serkinet and Smookie (you can see them both on this page from Kate’s site). I thought for a moment about switching and using the yarn to knit one of these instead, but I realized that my brain just isn’t up to it yet.
Today was a fantastic fall day and Doug, Leah and I went for a walk. (Emma is now back in Canada. Boo Hoo!) I managed to do better and not need my inhaler at all. The views in every direction were gorgeous.
Doug took the below photo of my Bored sweater (blogged here):
All of the other scenic photos in this post were taken by Leah. Thanks, Leah!
Have a good weekend, everyone!
Note: If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, Spring is also a lovely time to cast on something new. Just saying.
I love everything about this post.
And yes, every new season requires a new cast-on. Rejoice!
If you insist 🙂 As if I don’t have enough WIPs. Hime looks very nice.
That’s great about not needing your inhaler, sounds like you are continuing to improve. I guess subliminally I knew this law, given my recent cast ons. 😂
I’ve started a fall project, so I’m legal!
Comments on the Kate Davies yarn?
Fingers crossed that your recovery will continue forward. Brain fog is wicked nasty.
Hi Susan! So far, I’m loving it. It’s soft but wooly. It hasn’t passed the test of time yet; however it is very much like Kate’s other yarn, Buchaille, which does stand up beautifully.