It’s Autumn again. It seems like this year summer turned into fall overnight. The weather here in Philadelphia is starting to cool but it’s not yet crisp out. You can smell the first wood-stove fires of the season and almost hear the fast clicking of needles as knitters are racing to finish their first round of sweaters and hats and scarves. Many knitters are counting down to Rhinebeck where they can meet up with old friends now knitting miles apart, excited to show off their latest creations, eat cider doughnuts and shop for fresh woolly goodness.
It’s no different here at KW HQ. We are making mad dashes at sleeves and sweater fronts, calculating how many days we have to finish, and giving ourselves leave to block our garments in the room overnight the night before the festival.
If I had better scheduled my knitting time this year, I would have made the Birdie Fair Isle Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, our of The Fibre Co. Cumbria in some of my favorite fall colors.
That said, it’s never too late to cast on!
Expect to see our new yarn Cumbria knit up into some beautiful sweaters at Rhinebeck this year. We’ll be out walking around visiting booths and petting sheep. If you see us, make sure to come by and say hello! – MK