Wohoo, it's that time of the year! There's a slight chill in the evening air, the leaves are slowly turning, and I'm starting to crave new cast ons - textured sweaters, cabled scarves, a beanie here or there... Fall is almost upon us!
And with fall comes our next issue: Campfire!
For Issue 8, we’re inviting you to settle down with us in a little clearing in a fall forest, a warm cup of freshly brewed coffee in your hands, and stretch out your feet towards a crackling, sparking campfire. Watching the flames dance, the smoke disappear into the canopy, the sparks fly, we’re sinking into the warmth and coziness of this fleeting moment. Breathing in, breathing out, we’re becoming aware of the neverending interplay of forest and fire and ash, flames and rebirth and smoke, us and nature.
Our Pattern Preview for Issue 8 is now up - including all Pattern Detail pages, so if you want to know which exact colorway the sample is knit up in or how much yarn you need, just click through to them. We've put it on a separate page instead of the blog so that we can play around a bit more with making it look good. Head over here or click on the picture down below to see the full preview!
Do you already have a favorite project you cannot wait to cast on? Let me know in the comments below!
I hope you are well, and making a dent in your gift knitting (if you are gift knitting this year, that is!)
I am back here today with something a little different: A question for you.
Over the course of the last year, I took over writing most of our blog posts again, and while I love it very much, I also noticed that I tend to gravitate towards posts that I like to read – pattern inspiration posts, FO roundups, that sort of thing.
As I was finishing up Aurin's Joy Cardigan over the weekend, I started thinking about what I could cast on now that one of my current WIPs is almost done. And then it hit me - the holidays are just under two months away, and I have this dream of knitting a few sweaters for my nephews. Will I manage it in time? Who knows. But it would be nice to gift them the promised sweaters in time for the end of the year so that they actually get a little wear out of them still this winter!
Are you already deep in gift knitting mode or, like me, just starting to plan? If the latter (or the former, if you still need a few ideas!) I might have just the thing for you: Three super quick gift knit ideas!
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