Friday, 9 November 2012


I must admit that autumn is not my favourite time of year. The promise of summer is gone, winter isn't here yet, it is colder, wetter, darker. I dislike halloween, there are no bank holidays, and far too many colds.

Saying that Autumn can also be beautiful. I love the colours of the leaves, the fireworks and bonfires

I also love the chance for more wooly knits, lots of ear warmers and wrist warmers. I have just knitted this scarf for a friends birthday last weekend and I think it is perfectly autumnal. A guilty knitters secret, it is also the first thing I have ever blocked! Probably not blocked well, but blocked never the less.

It is a shame the pictures don't show the colours well, but it was dark and the flash always washes the colours out. I've also knitted ds1 a scarf this week, and the first of my big Christmas knits is nearly cast off. The second big knit is making good progress and I just need to get on with lots of little knits and a baby knit for my new nephew due in December.

I'm still stuck on presents this year, I haven't got time to craft as many as I would like but I'm not wanting to be overwhelmed by buying stuff either. It is hard to balance out with not want Christmas to be all consumerism.

Anyway, roll on winter, snow, Christmas, family time, decorations, my new nephew. I'm looking forward to it all ready!