in the comments on the last transition post many of you pointed to the things you’re starting to do as this seasonal transition takes place
someone started a sweater
another couple started thinking about winter accessories
a ritual of creating family warmth
a project that is just the right size for autumn
cooking and preserving
it got me thinking that size is transitional too. some of us transition slowly from the summer sock/shawl knitting to accessories. some of us have larger autumn projects (good lord! all the beautiful rhinebeck sweaters out there.) i hadn’t really thought about my transitional project size wise, but that strikes me as right. these squares are the perfect size for the transition from hats and other summer projects (ahem. baby sweaters) to something larger, which provides for me (as pointed out in the comments, by keeping my lap a bit warmer) as quality, colorful knitting and for another (when finished).
there were 4 babies born this summer and i made 4 sweaters. another part of this current transition is finally getting the baby sweaters i made this summer to the babes themselves. cedar’s bsj and this one are due in the mail this week. dante’s sweater will be delivered tomorrow. this one made it to the baby shower.
mountain colors mill end
my hand dyed recycled sweater wool
jo sharp dk wool tweed
it appears that it takes actual cooler weather to make me want to sew in ends, select buttons and finally give these to the babies. may they be warm and toasty as they enter into the transition that is being into a new member of a family.
my hand dyed recycled banana republic sweater – angora/lambswool
mill end from mountain colors
do you find yourself transitioning in size of project? i’ve got a huge striped sweater itch over here. besides that, i also find myself wanting to knit everything all the time, but perhaps just another sign of fall ;)