I woke up the other morning, the window to my bedroom thrown wide against the summer heat, and I smelled it:
There's always this teensy twinge of... something. A coolness, almost a freshness. Like the wind is coming from a slightly different direction.
I love the fall. I didn't always. When I was a kid, it meant the end of summer, and time to go back to school (I hated school until I got to college. And then I couldn't get enough of it -- I have 2 graduate degrees to prove it!).
But now, you know what fall means, right? What it portends, what it brings?
That's right, my lovelies.
Lots of knitting.
Warm, cozy sweaters for the winter. Brightly colored hats, puffy-warm mittens, sleekly colorworked gloves. Thick, cabled socks to wear under big, chunky boots. Scarves, scarves, and more scarves. And who could forget the ubiquitous and ever-so-useful triangle shawlette?
To ring in the Fall, there are lots and lots of exciting happenings over here at Wool Candy.
First, it will be "out with the old!" This weekend will be my annual Labor Day Sale. From Thursday, September 2nd through Monday, September 6, everything in stock in the Etsy Shop will be 15% off. Discontinued colorways (which will be marked) are 25% off.
On September 7th, it's "in with the new!" I'm introducing a new yarn base! I snuck in a little plug for it in my last post about my lovely Pogona.
Eclair Silk Sock. 50% Silk, 50% superwash merino, premiering in several brand new fall colorways.
I'm extremely excited about happenings in October. I've been collaborating on a kit or two with the lovely and talented Brenda from Phydeaux Designs. The first kit will be a limited edition fall colorway and a custom designed autumn shawl. Here's a little peak at Brenda's amazing work:
I hope this will be the beginning of a long collaboration. So far, it's been an absolute blast -- not only working with someone so talented, but also making a new friend!