Friday, September 16, 2011

Soon

It's cold here today. Granted, we haven't reached the single (Celsius) digits yet, but it's cold enough that a single piece of knitwear isn't enough to keep me comfortable anymore. This morning's weather definitely called for layering. I combined the recently blogged Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf and my beloved Castlegar cardigan over jeans and a simple black Tee, but I knew in my heart that wasn't going to be enough.

Like thousands of Canadians, I'd been desperately holding on to my denial Summer, see... Sure, there had been signs for weeks. All around me, there were subtle reminders. Apple picking season had begun. Labour Day came and went, taking our white pants with it. But - for me anyway - reality only truly sinks in when something very specific happens, and this morning it did. As a responsible, intelligent grown-up, I had to suck it up and face the truth:

I was going to have to ditch my sandals and wear socks.

Not my hand knitted socks, of course. It's still a bit too balmy to wear those (hah!) ... But their time will come all too soon.

Luckily, I love my hand knitted socks, and once I get over grieving for the dearly departed Summer, it'll be a treat to dig into my sock drawer again.


As you can see from this crappy picture, I'm not one of those "Poorly shod cobbler"-type knitters, heh.

Happy Knitting, Everyone!

10 comments:

Dawn said...

We will mourn the passing of summer together! Although, I have a drawer full of hand knit socks whispering...wearrrrr usssss!

cauchy09 said...

gosh, what a luxurious handknit sock wardrobe. it is sad to see summer go, but you seem to have figured out how to make the cold weather comfortable and cozy. :o)

Dad said...

Here, we are greeted with the single digits of cold as we rise in the morning. Comforting myself with thoughts of stashes of warm knitted socks, but wait.....

Sinéad said...

I've worn socks for nearly the whole "summer" here it's been so cold. :( Love your sock drawer though, those lovely socks are sure to chase the chills away!

Maryse said...

Un post presque déprimant ;-) mais qui finit bien! Ici aussi on s'est levé hier et aujourd'hui à 6 degrés!

sapphireblue said...

I love fall. My favorite time of year.

heartland frugalista said...

Fabulous blog!! I'm a crocheter/knitter but I tip my hat to anyone who can knit socks!!!

margaux said...

holy crap I totally have like one pair of knit socks! your drawer puts me to shame! haha!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Fall is my fave time of the year. And by the way it has gone down to 9C so it has been on single digits.

See you tomorrow!

Cynthia F said...

Ahhh lovely sock stash! I still have the pair you sent me- they are my "special" socks, I only wear them when I want fancy feet- lol! They are truly my favorites so I don't want to ruin them... :)