Knitting in the Summertime

Summertime. . . . and the knitting is easy.  Yeah, it’s hot out there, and my needles are smoking of late.  While it may seem odd that hot sticky weather makes me want to drag out my worsted weight wools and get to work on some yummy concoction, there is such a calming, and almost cooling effect on me when I do.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love to work up some nice lightweight shawls and ankle socks, or something else out of fingering or sock weight.  There is, however, a real comfort in looking ahead to when there’s a foot of snow, sub-zero temps, and my ankle is killing me because of the cold.

That said, here are a few yummies I have worked up over the past few weeks or so:

Super soft, cushy baby blanket (bulky weight, baby!)  Mind you, I did have the fan in my face as I worked on it – Djfleesh Blowing Sands Baby Blanket (Knit Picks Billow)

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Next up, check out my little Bonbon Bunny (hit Ravelry for the pattern by Susan Claudino) – djfleesh handknits yarn DJ Fit Prime Original in “Toes on the Glass”

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How ’bout some of those ankle socks and regular socks?  (I didn’t need the fan for these.) –  Patterns are all my own, (clockwise) djfleesh handknits yarn DJ Prime “Git on the Flo'”; Opal Sock Yarn; a wool/cotton/nylon blend I picked up in Germany years ago and can’t remember who made it; and finally, djfleesh handknits yarn DJ Prime “Jeans Beans.”

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I also had the fan running while working on this baby pullover!  (so sweet 😊) – Djfleesh Little Head Pullover (Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Merlot Heather)

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I have finished a number of other things, but these are just a few of the highlights.  I normally crank out MUCH more, but I have been dyeing yarn as well, and a show-off session will follow in another post.  In the meantime, celebrate Summer with lots and lots of knitting!  Come late fall, your cold feet will thank you!

Thanks for stopping in, and knit on!

-djfleesh