For The Love Of October

What can I say?  Even though I know that it means that winter (ughgh that ugly, ugly word) is just around the corner, I am still forever in love with the month of October.

There is nothing in the world that can come close to comparing to the quiet evenings when my boots crunch through the leaves and the smell of the woodstove hangs in the air when I’m visiting my Dad’s house.

The colors of Wisconsin are blazing and the leaves stick to the wet roads.  Everything seems to get quieter.  My radio goes from the upbeat songs of summer, to more thoughtful, softer tunes.  I love anything folk inspired and have been obsessed with this Hearts on Fire song by Passenger.  It’s that violin….it gets me every time.

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My girls love the Fall.  There is something so exciting about putting on a warm coat for the first time in the year and breathing in the rich smell of fallen leaves.10422080_10204624824198792_7625200592809656054_nFor me, the onset of the brisk weather means sweaters.  There is something so comforting about sliding your arms into a comforting hand knit and wrapping it around yourself.

I’ve released Trego, just in time for knitting while sipping apple cider.  And it knits up quickly!

This cardigan is knit with worsted weight yarn, but I chose to use larger needles to keep the fabric light and drapy.   I tend to get hot quickly and since I knit this cardigan for fall, when the weather isn’t quite subzero yet, I wanted it to keep me warm without suffocating me.  The sleeves are knit extra long for pulling down over my hands if they get a little chilly.

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Happy fall wherever you are at!

 

I am so excited to announce that To Grandma’s House is now available in all of my shops including on Ravelry.

While I love all of the patterns that I have created, this one is so very dear to me.  I think I love it so much because it is so loved by my little girls.

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Both of my girls are very different from each other.  My oldest daughter who is 8 years old, has since she was very small, been the adventurous spirit who has a deep connection with and love of animals and nature.  Most days she is dressed like a cheetah or running through the house like a “fiery stallion”, engulfed in make believe.

I always joke that my younger daughter sprang from the womb in a tutu, surrounded by glitter and sparkles.  She is 100% girlie girl and loves all things full of grace and pink.

When I sat down to sketch out the idea for this cape, I had both of my girls in mind.  I knew that my youngest would love dressing up as Red Riding hood, but how fun it would be, I thought, to quickly change with a flip of the cape, into the Big Bad Wolf!

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