Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cozy-ing up.

Today was the most deliciously grey and chilly day (as an aside, I once read an interview with Conor Oberst who said that he hates when people use the word delicious when describing something other than food. I cannot stop using it in this exact way, its so often the perfect descriptor!), so good for pottering around the house in warm socks, getting some laundry done and making soup, biscuits and apple blueberry crumble. I'm really excited for Fall, and today was such a perfect taste of what is to come!

The cooling weather has made me excited about getting back into knitting, so I've been busily browsing Ravelry to see what I could make for the upcoming months. I'm kind of obsessed with the idea of big squishy blankets to curl up in, although I can't tell if the actual knitting of one will kill me with how long it would take. I'm also obsessed with learning to crochet, especially so I can make that amazing necklace up there (found in the latest Mixtape, which is also amazing by the way). How great is it?? Vancouver is a city covered in moss, I love it and would love to carry some around my neck in a little thimble! So yes, must learn to crochet first. I think I've found a few videos on youtube, where I basically go to learn anything, that will be able to teach me as books just don't do it for me.
A few other reasons to learn to crochet...

flower brooches and pincushion by namolio , granny square blanket by sandra juto , wrist warmers by creative yarn

I'm off to cuddle with the cats and start up on my new read.




Emma said...

I love the start of Autumn in Canada... the crisp air... the smell of a nice warm fireplace. It is delicious (no matter what Mr Bright Eyes says!). And those gorgeous gorgeous leaves!

I want to teach myself to knit and crochet... maybe next year when the babe is a little bigger and I have more time on my hands. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Casey said...

I love that fall is on its way! I love walking through the park everyday now.

Crochet is fun! I used youtube to teach me how to do it

Deb said...

That little pincushion is so sweet! I could do with one of those. Must learn to crochet properly...