... it's knitting season again..
The slight chill in the air... the shorter evenings.. the longer shadows...
I hadn't picked up the needles for months but I had a real itch that had to be scratched.
And I knew I didn't want to go down the garment route, or the socks route, or the shawl route... so after a little bit of research on Ravelry I picked this gorgeous pattern by Jared Flood. It's deceptively complicated. Seriously, I'm not too good at knitting following charts, but this is simple. And very effective.
In fact... no it's not simple! It's terribly complicated and the instructions are so hard... it's just that I'm awfully cleaver and skilful.
I choose to use Rowan Big Wool and I went down a needle size to 9mm because I'm a really loose knitter... but that's ok, because in a blanket gauge is not as important me thinks. So what if the blanket comes out a little bigger or a little smaller?
It's going to be so warm and soft...
On a different subject, Downton Abbey has started again... I'm a little sad it's going to be the last serious... I've come to think of the story as comforting as knitted blanket... Autumn will never be the same...