The temperature has finally settled in the low 60s, the mushrooms are sprouting on anything that stands still for more than a minute, and the fog has descended. It is officially fall in Seattle. I know that makes fall sound less than fun, but I absolutely love autumn in the Pacific Northwest (maybe I’m a masochist. You be the judge). There’s something incredibly cozy and comfortable about getting up in the morning and putting on a flannel shirt or a fluffy sweater, drinking your cup of coffee and seeing nothing but gray mist outside your window.
(Interestingly, though, it’s almost impossible to take a good photo of fog. So, instead of making you look at the crappy ones I took, I will steal one from the internet. But, really, this is what my street has looked like every morning this week. Except, my street has more houses.)It makes me want to curl up with a mug of hot cider, Jazz music on the radio, a fire in the fireplace, and a knitting project that uses massively bulky yarn.
We could start small(ish) with a cowl so thick and cozy you could burrow into it and practically turn into a (very warm) tortoise.
The Gathering by Kalurah
I can only imagine how quickly this gorgeous sweater would fly off the needles. Do you think I could finish it by this evening? It’s supposed to drop into the 50s tonight.
The Big Cable by Justyna Lorkowska
Or I could just give up on any pretext of leaving the house for the next six months and hunker down under this (perfectly named) blanket.
A Blanket For Seriously Cold People by Sylvia Bo Bilvia
All this talk of super-plush projects has gotten me in a very cozy mood. There’s only one thing I can do now… I’m off to go put on as many scarves, sweaters and slippers as I can find, and bake myself a pumpkin pie. Happy Fall, everyone!
yes, I love fall and winter for hibernating with yarn and hot beverages, too. Nothing like it!