Playing Those Mind Games

I got a little too excited about fall this year and bought a few too many gorgeous skeins of autumn and Halloween themed yarn. I clearly didn’t have time to knit all the things.

To prevent myself from ordering a lot more fall and Halloween themed yarn next year, but to still allow myself a yarny good time, I am making myself a fall advent calendar with yarn I’ve already purchased! I’m including an appropriate pattern and each package includes a Halloween or fall stitch marker. My short term memory is so bad, I probably won’t remember what’s in each bag. Hopefully I’ll remember I did this. I know, I’ll put it on my calendar. The best thing about it is I know I will love every one!

finished fall advent bag

I’m a genius! Or I’m crazy! I’m really excited about this either way. I’m allowing myself two weeks in between each advent bag to knit each project.

I do have two outliers. I didn’t include my Celtic Colours Mitts, which I still haven’t cast on. And there’s a skein of Accidental Autumn that I was thinking about knitting into a Barley Light hat. But I’m not 100% on that pairing and I’d kind of like to knit that skein up right away. I’m in love with it.

I will probably finish my Broom Riding Cowl tonight. Just in time! It’s Hocus Pocus night! Are you going to finish all your Halloween projects in time?

13 thoughts on “Playing Those Mind Games

  1. I don’t tend to knit seasonally – although I did finish a VOTE hat tonight that will land on the blog when I get a photo of it. Isn’t it a good thing that Halloween comes every year? You get more chances! Although I do tend to like autumn colors, and knit with them all the time.

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  2. OMG – what a great plan! That is pure genius! I have to think about how to do that as well next year. I had all kinds of grand plans this year, and did actually get some of them done, but definitely not all of them. Plenty to do for 2021!

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