I do love the autumn – that feeling of being a kiddie again as you kick through a pile of leaves or try to catch the next one as it floats gently down. Simple pleasures, but I never seem to tire of them and I expect most people feel the same.
Then after a job well done, you can go back indoors for a well-deserved cup of tea and some knitting by a sunny window. What could be better...
This might be for an item you wish you'd had last winter, or perhaps someone close to you is dropping a lot of hints that they could do with a little bit of knitted wonderment. Either way, they'll be finished in no time at all. That's the beauty of small items – there's not much knitting needed to complete them!
And the best solution for that is a cowl. Small, easy to carry, instant warmth. Perfect. So in my next blogpost, I’m going to explore the history of the cowl and include examples of knitted cowls for both men and women. Anna has just uploaded a new cowl pattern onto her Ravelry store and I'll include details about that too!
Many thanks to Anna for the photos of her Winter Warrior Cowl and Mitts. Find the pattern for those here.
And while we're chatting about photos, let me tell you about the other two in this post The one at the top of the page shows one of our favourite walks in the UK at French Street in Kent. This place is beautiful in any season, but I especially love it with the low autumn sunlight highlighting the paths. Then the middle photo shows me gathering a veritable bouquet of spent hydrangea flowers in our garden in Massachusetts. We had so many this year!
Until next time – Happy Knitting!
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