with fall (officially) only a day away and constantly giving us hints of its arrival the last few days I’ve been getting the urge to get back to my crafting. I’ve been kind of here and there with it the last month or so. you can say that about my life in general. I went away on a couple of trips, took care of dobby for a few weeks after some surgery (he’s doing better than ever now!), and have basically ignored all the cut fabric and skeins of yarns thrown around the apartment.
let’s face it though, it’s going to be cold soon and I need some new sweaters and scarves. my closet is looking pretty empty so I would like some shirts and maybe some pretty dresses. dobby isn’t magically making me things at night, a la cinderella (or almost any other disney movie), so I better get to it. luckily I have a head start thanks to a lovely friend.
it all started with a little joke after my millionth try at the purl beret pattern. I begged someone to knit me one after I couldn’t get the ribbing tight enough or the body to have the right amount of slouch. leave it to kathy to get it perfect. after her troubles with koigu and sock patterns, my plea was apparently perfectly timed. I had no idea she really took me up on it, until this little beret arrived a couple of weeks ago. oh I wish random hadnknitted gifts would show up at my door more often!