That must be one of the coolest things about autumn…..errr, pun intended!
As the temperature slowly drops to allow the relief of crisp air, we start getting cozy, don’t we? We start baking, we start heading for the couch to collapse under a comfy afghan to binge watch, and we start knitting like crazy. Maybe it’s a nesting thing, maybe its the idea that we need to start busting out Christmas gifts for loved ones, or maybe it’s just because we’re gonna need warm socks for the coming winter. Whatever the reason, autumn is definitely the knitter’s season.
I’m going to be busting out teddy bears until well into December so I can get my teeth fixed before the new year. Others start knitting up sweaters and socks, or scarves and cowls. Everywhere you step, you start to see the inner knitter in many people begin to show themselves. In cafes, park benches, and bus stops, Fall calls to the nesting crafter to start your projects for the season. And the best part? New knitters emerge, ready to embrace this meaningful craft in innocent ways: they want to give out handmade Christmas gifts, and are ready and willing to learn the stitching and purling needed to make that happen.
So, let’s all make sure to knit more and more in public as the Knitter’s Season approaches. Say hello to your fellow knitters, and encourage new ones that ask questions. Make new knitting friends along the way, and share your needles with those in need of a lesson. And above all else, smile and remember our craft is one of giving🙂
Now, go grab a cocoa and cast on!
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