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on the needles

Yep, it’s that time of the year again. I knit through summer as well, but in fall I really get the urge to get out the needles whenever there is a bit of spare time.
I started rewatching all seasons of Gilmore Girls in the evening, knitting away at the same time.

In my knitting basket right now: this lovely lovely Madeline Tosh sock yarn (in colorways ‘dusk’ and ‘vanilla bean’), waiting to be wound and started as soon as I can decide which color I want to do first, and a local handspun yarn which will be a scarf.

I’ve been looking for wooden needle boxes and found two identically painted ones for circular and straight needles in my favorite thrift store a while ago. I love the bright red, I smile every time I look at them (and they are very handy of course, no missing needles anymore).
And finally, I’ve been making dishcloths for the new apartment.

I’m using organic cotton yarn for these and the simplest pattern I could find. I love no-brainer knitting, the kind that is almost meditative, where your hands start working away at their own pace undisturbed by counting and checking and thinking.
Incidentally that’s what I love about sock knitting, plenty of no-brainer handiwork, but just enough challenge in the heel and toe to keep me interested.