Autumn to do list

Basket full of skeins of different coloured yarn, with more yarn in the background
All produced by the Isle of Wight Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers

There is change in the air: chilly mornings, wood fires, and woolly jumpers. And a change in my habits: what I eat, read and do. I know I’m not the only one who changes mood at this time of year, and starts looking forward to autumnal activities. Inspired by Michelle, I’ve put down a few of my own autumn ‘to dos’.

  1. Read some classics – old stories of big rattling houses, mysterious attic residents, and strangers in a storm. Perfect fireside reading.
  2. Bake something new – I have my baking favourites that I stick too, perhaps for lack of time, or inspiration. But, I am going to try out some of the recipes on those clean, unrumpled pages in my cookbooks.
  3. Do muddy walks & pub lunches – the food is all the tastier, and the warmth all the cosier, having been out in the wet and wind.
  4. Sew something to wear – I’ll happily sew stuff, but am daunted by proper seamstressing. So, this is my challenge to myself.
  5. Take a city trip – stripped back trees showing more architecture, new exhibitions, and extra excuses for coffee stops.
  6. Pick up sticks – I haven’t knitted anything since this project went a little awry. ‘nough said.
  7. Take naps – my new job involves commuting daily by ferry. I have big plans to read lots while I travel, but I suspect that won’t happen..
  8. Correspond – sitting down with pen and paper for some proper snail mail catch up is the perfect pace for this time of year.
  9. Embrace the wind – strolling on the beach, getting buffeted about and watching the whipped up waves.
  10. Wrap up in wool – plenty more excuses now to wear my favourite fibre.

What’s on your to do list?

5 thoughts on “Autumn to do list

  1. RetreatingAndAdvancing on said:

    Sounds like the perfect autumn! I’d like to read more novels besides university books and bake like crazy. Autumn is the time for apple and hazelnut muffins with cinnamon. (I’m hungry.. I should start right now!)

    Wish you a wonderful autumn weekend!

  2. Cynthia Savage on said:

    Dream…dream about the things I want to do when I have free time
    Catch up…..declutter all the paperwork that has been neglected during the summer
    Make soups……something to warm on a cold night

    • It does seem a good time of year to catch up on things, and to plan for better weather! Yes, I agree- soups are synonymous with autumn!

  3. Oh sounds perfect!!! You’ve inspire me to pick up my knitting needles. I am going to try and knit a jumper for Frank but we shall see how this turns out! :D
    I also love snail mail, if you fancy a new pen pal i’d be glad to play along! …. x

    • Oh yes, definitely time to start planning knit gifts- they always take me so long! I’m already a terrible pen friend- so easily distracted by other things!