When autumn comes and frosty mornings become a part of life something happens in me. I like to say that my true self appears. I love the fresh crisp air and the fact that it's totally okay to start using knitted scarves and warm cosy sweaters again.
I never was one for knitting, I never finished the things we had to knit in school. It didn't turn out like I wanted it to. I just didn't understand it, couldn't figure it out.
Didn't stand it!
But luckily things change.
About six years ago something strange happened, all of a sudden. One day I went to the store and bought yarn. Can you believe it? And once I started I was hooked!
I could sit for hours and knit away, a lot of wool socks got made those first years.
Nowadays my little hobby has expanded, to crochet and lately also Afghan stitch. So when autumn arrives I always bring out my yarns and start a lot of different projects. I do yarn work all year around, but it gets a definite kick start at the beginning of autumn. The cosiness level is over the moon when I bring out the yarn, light some candles and put the kettle on.
Most of the times I also put on a TV series or movie to watch while I satisfy my knitting needs. The cracking fire in the stove is perfect for that ultra relaxing knitting moment.If you want to take it to the next level of relaxation.
When I knit I feel like my mind gets a restart, it gets to wind down. I can breathe again. That's why I think it's good to do in the evenings. I like to believe it makes it easier to fall asleep later.