Bring out the knitwear. The winds brought down half the branches in the neighborhood last night. If ever I felt the need for a snugly warm sweater it's now. Dark clouds scud across the iron colored sky, punctured occasionally by a weak ray of sunlight. I know I'm supposed to be knitting exclusively for holiday gifts, but I feel a strong desire to churn out a sweater or three for myself. Brrrr.
This lovely red cabled number is the first sweater I bought during our honeymoon to Ireland seven years ago. It's a serious Sweater with a capital S. Pure merino wool, hand-dyed, hand-knit - hardy stuff. This one is from a shop in Galway and is quite fitted. I bought an azure blue one in Clifton which is much looser - great for layering over multiple t-shirts.