(Pardon my terrible pun.)
I’m in a bit of a pickle at the moment, because while I’m working on several things, most of them are surprise knits for people who may actually ready this blog, sooooo I can’t really post about it. Bummer. Therefore, I thought I’d do a bit of an inspiration mini theme whilst on this secrecy kick.
Even though I’ve been in denial about it, autumn is on its way. While I’m a HUGE fan of summer, there is one thing I love about autumn: fashion. There is nothing better than cosy cardigans, coats, boots, hats, scarves, and, of course, handknits. There is no end to the amount of handknits you can pile on during autumn, and a later entry will cover my current autumn favourite patterns, but for now, here are some of the yarns that I’d like to wrap myself in this season.
Tosh Mo Light in Saffron. I am being SO restrained in not ordering one, because while Saffron is a retail colour, it looks prettier on Tosh Mo Light than on any of the retail bases and I really really reaaaaaaaally want it. Keeping my cursor firmly away from the order button. No, really.
Madelinetosh’s new grey Doctor Zhivago’s Sky. It reminds me of a grey autumn morning and just looks lovely. (I’m still amazed at how much I love Madelinetosh’s grey and brown shades, because I am NOT a neutrals kind of person.)
Malabrigo Worsted in Verde Adriana. I just today harvested my balcony lavender, and this shade looks EXACTLY like the stems and leaves.
Manos Del Uruguay Fino in Pocketwatch (what a Whovian colourway name!). Manos’s silk blends may be the most comfortable things EVER to wrap around your neck, and this is a lovely autumnal shade.
Fyberspates Scrumptious DK in Purple. Deep purples are very autumn-y to me, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want ALL the Scrumptious DK (Cherry! Olive! Teal! Above all, Jen’s Green! Oh, Jen’s Green….)
Malabrigo Lace in Paris Night. Looks like a cool, clear autumn night, Parisian or otherwise.
Madelinetosh Prairie in Firewood, to make a shawl with leafy motives. Lovely.
Are there any colours you find yourself extra attracted to as the nights start to get cooler? Share in the comments!
(Oh, and my birthday is exactly one month from today. Just gonna leave that here.)1