I still get excited about school supplies. The smell of freshly sharpened pencils, a new notebook, and the sense of a new beginning always get me feeling ambitious. Like clean the house, bake a pie, learn a new language and cast on 5 new sweaters ambitious. While doing laundry and writing a blog post!
When you’re a grown up, there’s not always a chance to experience the thrill of going back to school. Sure, we get to feel the bittersweet and enchanting end of summer as it rolls over into the beginning of sweater season. As knitters, the beginning of cooler weather is very exciting indeed. It’s also a great time to treat yourself to the gift of going back to school. Yarn school, that is!
September is the start of knitting season, just as it’s the start of a new school year for many. We’ve loaded our calendar with classes and events just to be sure you get the chance to go back to school, too.
Following that theme, we had a blast creating our Back to Yarn School window display. Vintage knitting patterns folded into paper airplanes. A knit apple and paper. Yarn-wrapped letters. The anatomy of a sock. It all helped get us in the mood for a shiny new season of knitting. Of casting on for cabled sweaters, cozy hats, and endless eternity cowls.
Whether you’re able to get back to yarn school or not, we urge you to embrace the spirit of the season. Indulge in some new yarn. Cast on a flurry of new projects. Study a new-to-you technique. Try something you’ve never done before (in knitting or in life). If not now, when?