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As the summer winds down, it’s hard not to think about the lyrics from Jonathan Richman’s song, Summer Feeling. It goes:
“When there’s things to do not because you gotta
When you run for love not because you oughtta
When you trust your friends with no reason not to (nada)
The joy I name shall not be tamed
And that summer feeling is gonna haunt you
One day in your life…”
A time of nostalgia and childhood and all wholesome things, the start of fall is usually a time to reflect on the summer that’s just passed as we look toward the final months of the year. Where did the time go? Did you make the most of the summer season this year?
A Time for Yarn
The cool of the fall often creeps in quickly every year, usually catching us off guard. Soon enough, however, we’ll be in the swing of things and enjoying all the fall has to offer. For those who love to knit, crochet, and make things out of yarn, the change of the season means a change in the type of things to make. As you get ready for the coziest season, why not make something new using Bernat Blanket yarn and other specialty yarns from your favorite online yarn retailer and pattern provider? Let’s take a look at some great fall accessories you can make with or without yarn this season.
Seasonal Throw Blanket
The cozy season is upon us, which means that it’s a great time to get started on a new throw blanket for your home. Whether you want your piece to work as an accent on your bed, on your reading chair, in the living room, or all of the above, there are all sorts of stitches that you can use to achieve the desired texture and look for your new throw blanket.
With some thin wire, pain bobby pins, and pearl beads of your choosing, you can turn the generic bobby pin accessory into a Chanel-inspired collection of pretty pins for your hair. Using the wire to feed through the hole of the pearl bead, you then secure the bead to the bend at the end of your bobby pin. These pins take any hairdo from simple to elegant and can certainly come in handy once the winter approaches and you want to look extra cool and chic.
DIY Twisted Turban Headband
One of the most darling cold weather accessories is the twisted turban headband, a functional and stylish way to keep your hair in place and your ears warm. You can opt to make this style of headband using Bernat yarn (or another brand of equally good yarn) in your favorite weight and a color that goes with your hair and skin tone.
Those who use tote bags know that there’s really no such thing as too many totes. They’re so versatile and functional that it’s hard not to have a collection of tote bags for every season. You can make your own tote bag using any pattern that appeals to you, but for the season may we recommend something in nice fall colors with some texture to it. Go for a chunky cable knit stitch for your tote bag and you’ll have a hard time going anywhere without getting a compliment or two.