I am using this beautiful Superwash 100% Merino worsted wool for a sweater for Athena. I chose the color Avocado because green is my favorite color and I think that it will bring out Athena's green eyes as well. The pattern is from Joelle Hoverson's book Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. It is a pullover and looks simple enough for this novice knitter.
From the same book, I plan to make Athena a winter hat with ear flaps using this bulky weight Superwash Merino in the color Merlot Heather. Mmmmmm, Merlot.
And finally I chose this Wool of the Andes bulky hand-dyed 100% Peruvian Highland Wool in the colorway Avenue to make myself a Tomten jacket from Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Without Tears. I liked making Athena's so much that I wanted to make one for myself.
Those are very lofty goals for the fall. I know that already. But with beautiful wool like this sitting in my front room calling out to me, how can I not knit? I may even watch a few movies while I am doing so.