Ahh, fall. Growing up in Southern California, I never really knew what fall could mean. When I moved to Bellingham, Washington a few years ago, I spent my first fall in the pacific northwest. I was in love. The temperatures were crisp and cold–practically freezing compared to California standards–but the colors were so beautiful I didn’t mind the temperature a bit. I’m always enchanted by the few weeks we have of colorful foliage. When I first thought of knitting this sweater fall colors hadn’t even yet set in. When I started knitting it, the fall colors were in full effect, and I couldn’t have been happier with my color choices.
I was knitting as quickly as I could to get it done before all the trees lost their pretty leaves (and *cough* to get it uploaded by its deadline *cough*) so I could get good pictures of the finished sweater. And I nearly made it! But the wind storm beat me, and the night I was blocking it the wind blew all the leaves off of almost all of the trees. (It also blew a tree over inches from my teensy house, but that is neither here nor there.)
Thankfully, I live in a very tree heavy place, which means that I still managed to find a tree with leaves I could use in the background to make it look like fall hadn’t just blown away. Also, there are tons upon tons of leaves on the ground. Which isn’t so bad for knitting photos.
So even though this sweater is coming at the end of the green and yellow pacific northwest fall foliage, you can knit it up and feel the beauty every time you look at your baby. What a sweet sweater for the holidays, amirite?