The days are getting shorter and the nights are cooler which means fall knitting is back. There are many of us who knit throughout the year but for some their knitting and crocheting takes a hiatus while the warmer longer days are around. When fall returns so too do the knitting needles and crochet hooks.
The question then becomes, what should I knit? It may be going back to finish off an item from last seasons knitting or more exciting, a new project. How do you decide what to knit? Maybe you take look at Ravelry to see what is new and interesting. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns.
It may be that you have been thinking about a pattern and have finally decided to try and tackle it. Perhaps you are the type to go into your LYS and see what inspires you. It may be the feel of a certain yarn or it may a great colour that calls to you or one of the fantastic hand-dyed yarns.
You could also check out classes are being offered by your LYS. You will be able to see samples of what is going to be made in the class and look at the yarn being used to make the item.
At Rose’s Fine Yarns we have 11 different knitting classes and 2 crochet classes being offered this fall. http://www.rosesfineyarns.com/classes/. There is everything from Beginner Knitting or Crocheting to projects such as cowls and hats. Maybe you want to learn how to make a sock and have been intimidated by the tiny needles or double pointed needles. If you take class you will be able to ask questions and learn the tricks to make a great project. Some of the classes will teach you a new skill like different ways to cast on and off and some classes are project classes where you are working on a specific project.
Another way to get inspiration is to look at new patterns books such as the new Saltwater Knitting book. This is a book of knitting patterns for mittens, hats and socks from Newfoundland. Not only are there patterns, but also beautiful pictures of Newfoundland and stories of life in Newfoundland.
Wherever you find your inspiration, now is the time to pick up those knitting needles and crochet hooks and make something warm and snuggly.