Knitters, start your engines!
The grass is brown, there’s a nip in the air, and Halloween candy has appeared at the grocery store. Yes, that’s right, the season for knitted accessories has begun.
The beauty of the fall is that hats and scarves and mitts are still largely optional. You can go for a nice walk along the water completely un-accessorized and not worry about it too much. We’ve still got a couple months before winter hits and knits become, if not a life-and-death necessity, then at least a convenient way to keep your ears from freezing and falling off.
The point is that at this time of year, people are wearing the hand knits because they want to. They are wearing that slouchy toque because it makes them look cool, or that scarf because it is the perfect shade of blue, or those colourwork mitts because they get so many compliments.
Knitters, take a moment to bask in your own amazingness when you see those hand knits coming out of storage; enjoy the subtle hints about Christmas knits that start coming your way; and definitely, definitely finish those last ten rows on the gorgeous shawl you started in May so that you can start wearing it.