I’ve been missing for a week, I apologise! I got very excited about Autumn coming and went into a temporary hibernation… When my lovely other half discovered the autumn equinox (official first day of autumn) we cuddled up with mulled cider, pecan pie and knitting! It. Was. Amazing! If you’ve never had mulled cider before you should really give it a go, it’s so easy and a much lighter drink than mulled wine. Just pour a bottle of your favourite apple cider into a pan with 3 cloves, 2 star anise, 1 cinnamon stick and a sliced orange (it’s my 3,2,1 recipe so it’s easy to remember!) and heat gently for at least 10 minutes to let them infuse. So tasty! We also watched the first Rom Com we ever watched together which was ‘When Harry met Sally’. Couldn’t have had a cosier night.
I’ve emerged now and come to realise that I got a bit over-excited and it’s still far too warm to really start hibernating. We haven’t even had the heating on yet although I have had to use a blanket once or twice so we are getting there. Now it might not quite be chilly yet, but I’m still excited for the cold weather so my pinterest has been overflowing with autumn projects and crafts. We did our first ever halloween together last year; carving our own pumpkins for the bottom of the driveway and stocking up on spooky sweets! I loved trick or treating as a child and it’s almost as fun giving out the sweets as an adult! Of course in our area of the UK we do get our fair share of lazy teenagers looking for free sweets (I’ve actually heard the words “I’m dressed as a chav” emerge from a hoodie before…) but for the most part it is adorably dressed children!
I’ve been working extra this week which always stuffs up my blog writing routine (and reduces my crafting time greatly) so I’m feeling all out of whack! In addition to working we have been rather busy working on wedding invitations which are so nearly done and almost ready to post! I’ve learned so much making these invitations, from using canva to design the invitations to assembling and decorating our own envelopes. Once they are posted and received there’ll be a tutorial up for you to make your own!
I’ve finished a few secret projects which will be coming up on the blog in a few weeks or so and I’ve managed to continue my scarf using my lovely macedonia yarn. I’ve even been braving knitting in public when I took my project on a train with me to visit family! It’s funny some of the looks you get when you knit in public, the ticket inspector gave me a particularly amused grin on the way past.
— Sophie (@A_Pretty_Potato) September 21, 2017
I’m well over halfway now which is a lovely feeling, but knitting does curl as you go so it’s so hard to judge if it’s wide enough….. It’ll be down to the blocking to see if it fits! I am so in love with how the pattern on the yarn turned out; doesn’t it make it look like I’m actually good at knitting? Of course it has come with it’s fair share of problems, not the least being that the ball came with a knot in it, completely throwing off my pattern! Now I probably could have found the right point in the yarn to carry on from but I thought to myself, ‘stuff it, nobody will notice’ and carried on. You get bonus points if you can spot where the pattern goes wrong!
Well I’m going to get a lot more knitting practice in as I’m going to start knitting (and maybe crocheting) lots of winter pom pom hats!! Wooly pom pom hats are one of my favourite things about winter so now is the time to prepare! I’ve bought some gorgeous autumn shades and I’m going to make the biggest pom poms I can!
Just how amazing is the marble yarn on the right?! I can’t wait to see how it works up! These 3 yarns were from Hobbycraft and they are having a half price yarn sale (Affiliate link, see my disclosure policy) at the moment! I think it might be time to stock up for the winter!
So Autumn is officially here, what are you most excited about?
Find some amazing Autumn projects on my Pinterest: