12 Aug 2015

Autumn's coming!

Have you felt it yet? The first cool winds of autumn? We stepped out of the car in Canterbury, New Hampshire the other day and were greeted by a cold breeze that said "Autumn's coming!" as clear as a bell. 

By the time we had reached the White Mountains the temperature was 57ºF / 13ºC and we were regretting our decision not to bring sweatshirts with us.

I suppose we shouldn't be surprised. After all it happens every year! But somehow, you don't expect to feel cold in August. Yet up here in the cool climes of New England the leaves are already starting to turn and the first snows are only about 2 months away. Frightening, but true.

So I am going to start a blogpost series on #KnittingAhead — ideas and new projects to start working on right now so that they will be ready when the cooler weather comes. 

After all, every knitter knows the length of time it takes to choose the yarn for a project, order it, make a start, make a 2nd start because the gauge was wrong (!) and then finally knit the item. If the snows are coming in 2-3 months, then now's the time to start thinking about getting the knitting needles out of their summer hibernation.

I'll be including items for the home, gift ideas and some warm weather accessories, such as the Grantchester Scarf pictured here.

In my next blogpost, I'll be posting details of a cushion inspired by the beautiful greens of our walk in the mountains. Until then, please enjoy the photo of our hike along the old logging rail track in Lincoln Woods, NH.

Happy Knitting!


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