My bed is directly next to the window in my room, and this morning I woke up a popsicle. Not even October, and already I’ve turned on the heat in our apartment… just enough to get it back to seventy degrees.
The weather is warm enough in the afternoons, but the mornings are brutal, especially if you are like me and tend to mourning the passing of skirt and short season strenuously. I like autumn well enough, but I know fall will soon crystalize into winter, and winters here are cold. And windy. And I can’t ride my bike for fear of slipping on ice and of losing an ear in the artificially-enhanced windchill.
However, autumn is exciting for several reasons.
- I can bust out my sweater collection again. I do love me my sweaters.
- I crave lentil soup, vegetable soup, beef and barley soup… All sorts of soup.
- I crave hot chocolate. Large, steaming, white mugs with double the amount of power one is supposed to add to a single serving, with a bit of chocolate crumbed on the top of the foam. Add milk to cool it to sipping temperature and grab a book. Or, in the case of my approaching physics midterm, a textbook.
- I want to knit all the time. In the past, I admit I have knit through some of my lectures. That is just not going to fly this semester. I tend to take furious notes throughout all three academic classes I am taking. I would need to sprout a third arm, and that probably won’t happen in the next week or so.
Recap. Winter = misery. Autumn = comfort food and knitwear. I can deal with that.
This summer, I did knit quite a bit. I made my sister an earring holder for her new, remodeled bedroom; I subsequently realized I like it so much, I needed one as well. This little project was quite easy. I used a lace pattern I found on Ravelry and stuck it in a frame. (Actually, I like the frame my sister has better, but I’m not overly picky.)
If you remain confused by the title, I should point out that many yarns are made with wool. I’m working a nicely squishy orange aplaca-silk-wool blend (Cascade Yarns Dolce in pumpkin, if you’re curious.)