Monday, September 22, 2014
From: Maple Mayhem
Author: Jessie Crockett
Series: The Sugar Grove Mysteries
As much as I can't admit it to the rest of the family since late winter is sugaring season, fall is my very favorite time of year. With all the brightly colored leaves and the crisp air, autumn in New England is a delight. Somehow the bittersweet quality of those shortening sunny days touches me more and more with each passing year. But the real reason I look forward to fall each year is that for me, autumn is the start of knitting season.
Every year by the time night temperatures dip into the forties I pull out my baskets of yarn and my pattern books and a notebook. I draw up a gift list for the holidays and start thinking about which warm and wooly items will bring a smile to my loved ones' faces. I especially love to knit sweaters for my granddaughter, Dani since she wears every single one of them. She especially loves Irish cabled sweaters and Fair Isle vests.
Working on gifts for the family can be a challenge though, with so many recipients all living under the same roof. Which is why I start working on projects right after Labor Day. I spend as much time looking for where I hid my latest project as I do actually working on it. Nothing makes for last minute Christmas present wrapping like searching the entire farmhouse for a missing mitten or a single sock.
Do you love fall? Do you love knitting? Which is your favorite season and why?