Monday, September 30, 2013

All Things 20

It's nearly October... that means fall is here and with it comes sweaters and knit blankets and mittens and scarves.  Currently I have two knit projects in the works; one is an alpaca wool scarf to match my gray wool pea coat, the second is a variegated brown and taupe cross front sweater.  I'm very excited to wear both.  Snugg-le-y!  

Whether you knit or crochet, or neither, or whether you purchase you knit goods prefabricated, here are a few soft and cozy ideas to spur you toward those chilly mornings and crisp evenings.

My first love of cooler weather is breaking out the soft, warm blankets.  It has been a number of years since I've crocheted, but I still love the feel of a soft yarn against cool skin.

There is nothing quite as wonderful a soft hand-made knit scarf and mittens :)  Mittens just make you want to wave at people.  They bring out the kid inside of all of us.

There are few things as comforting as a warm cup on a cool day.  Just makes you want to slow down.  Linger a while longer.  Little known fact: people who are given a warm cup to hold at parties find the people they are talking to, to be more trustworthy.  

If you are a knitter or a crocheter, you can create these little darlings in little to no time.  Last year I created several in a fireside evening.  You can purchase a sleeve of disposable coffee cups, wrap the cozy around the outside, and stash a $5.00 coffee gift card inside.  Makes a great gift. Don't forget to include a cute gift tag, "A little love to warm your heart."

Only By His Grace,


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