Chilly Nights and Chunky Knits
Knitting seems to have become my Autumn activity of choice over the last few years. As soon as the air got that chilly edge to it the knitting needles were out and I started flicking through books for a suitably snuggly knitting pattern. This chunky throw for the sofa looked the best bet and perfect for cuddling under on those cold Autumn nights in front of Netflix. Unfortunately because of it's size knitting it out of the suggested Debbie Bliss wool would have been very pricey. I found a recommendation for Cygnet's Seriously Chunky yarns which don't carry the same price tag as Debbie Bliss so I ordered a suitable selection from Ebay to check it out. I was really pleased with how quickly the yarn arrived and the quality as it was softer than I expected. Robert helped me choose the colours and we ended up deciding on blue and cream which both complements our living room and is hopefully neutral enough for when we eventually move. Knitting is the perfect activity now the evenings are getting darker and gloomier by the day. Working on chunky knits is also great for getting excited about Autumn and winter. Just thinking about warm cosy scarves, hot chocolate, frosty mornings and crunchy leaves makes up for always feeling cold and the increase in rainy damp weather- bleurgh. I'm really happy with how the throw has turned out, it's a really lovely thick blanket that I've already put to good use for keeping me warm during movie watching. I finished it up a number of days ago and am already getting itchy fingers in need of knitting something else new. Although I need to finish up Robert's socks which I started last year otherwise I might be in trouble! I think fingerless gloves and a big chunky scarf might be making it onto the list for knitting up Christmas presents. Let me know if you've got any good knitting patterns I should try!