Since this is the second to last day of October, I think I'm going to go make a pot of tea, settle down with my knitting and enjoy the day...even though it's dark and rainy outside. In the meantime, here are five things that I've been obsessed with this month:
I've had hat knitting on the brain all month and I'm pretty sure that it'll carry on through to November. And I'm not just thinking about knitting hats for myself, no, I keep telling myself that the Munchkin needs a new hat (all the ones he wore last year are now too small) and so does Brett. Unfortunately Brett is being über picky about what he likes. I think I've shown him everything that's in the Ravelry database and get this, he only likes THREE patterns. From the whole site. Three. Then there's the Munchkin. There's tons of cute hats for kids and I was kind of hoping that I had at least another 2 years or so left of being able to dress my kidlet in whatever I wanted before he developed his own sense of style. Yeah, no such luck. Oh well, the Munchkin's head isn't that big so I'm sure taking a day to knit him a hat won't kill me...even if he doesn't end up wearing it. I figure if I keep offering hand knits to him, then maybe one day he'll surprise me and wear it.
I'm not really a hat person, even though I want to be. I just don't think hats look good on me or that I have the right shaped head for them. Regardless of all that, I have been going through my queue for hats for myself too. Yes, I know that I had knit 2 hats for myself last winter and that I have a few from previous years too, but hey...hats are accessories and you can never have too many accessories. Right? It's like handbags, shoes, and project bags. You can't have just one. Gosh, I can't even wrap my head around having only one of any of those things!
Knit City was how many weeks ago and I'm still raving about it! That's got to say a lot about an event if you're still thinking and talking about it weeks after the fact. I'm pretty sure I don't have to go into much detail about it again, since I already did a recap post here voicing my thoughts and experience with this event. Even though dates haven't been set yet, I'm SO excited and can't wait for next year's Knit City to the point where I've already got it penciled in in my day planner!
Maybe it's the time of year, maybe it's the cold, maybe it's the rain, maybe it's the need to wrap oneself in warm cuddly sweaters...whatever it is all I want to do is cast on a million cozy cardigans and comfy pullovers. All of which is making me toss the stash to see what I have in sweater quantities and what wants to become my next favourite "must wear with everything" garment. I'll admit that this is probably one of the only times where my short stature and petite features come in handy, as most of my cardigans don't require too much yarn...just 2 or 3 skeins of fingering weight or a mere 1100 yards of DK or worsted. Yay for my petiteness finally being an advantage! Boo for making yarn buying that much more difficult...as in it makes me want to buy a few more skeins "just in case".
5. The Walking Dead
What has been on your mind all October? To all my friends, and fellow bloggers, knitters, and crafters on the East Coast...I hope you're all staying safe and warm. My thoughts are with you all. ♥