What better way to start your day on a dreary October morning than with a hot cup of coffee (or tea; pick your poison) and a pumpkin doughnut?
I'm not normally a big doughnut fan, but come October, these hit the spot (and the early morning pumpkin craving). Turns out there's plenty of people in my knitting group with the same love of all-things-pumpkin as myself.
In addition to some sample knitting, I decided to shave a sweater today (oh the things you say when you're a knitter). The Essential Cardigan was finished back in May (on my birthday, no less) and how foolish I was to be concerned that I might not get to wear it until fall. It's been in regular rotation anytime I was headed to a chilly movie theater or classroom and, while I love the yarn it was knit in (Naturally Harmony 8 Ply), it has managed to pill something fierce.
Luckily I have an electric sweater shaver that I bought at Target ages ago. I've used it on not only woolens, but tee shirts and more. I bought it before I was a knitter and am so grateful to have it now because it makes keeping my knitwear in tip-top shape much easier.