Summer Dream Knitting
It’s hot. It’s very hot here in Texas. Our highs are finally where they usually are – at 100 or above. Thankfully, I’m inside more this year than any other year, which is a blessing, for sure. I’m still enjoying my knitting, from my air conditioned confines, including during Zoom meetings. And since I just finished two huge projects – more on those later – I’m looking for other things to knit. And dreaming of tons of things I want to knit. Yes, dream knitting is a thing, even in the summer!
Truly, there are so many patterns that have caught my eye, it’s overwhelming. But I thought I’d share a few with you today….
Leftover City by Kacey Herlihy
I’m always on the lookout for patterns that use leftover yarn and this one recently caught my eye. Though it’s not a complicated pattern, I love how the colors come together in this Leftover City cowl. I think this would be great for winter – or for a gift.
And who doesn’t have leftover yarn they need to use? The world needs more leftover yarn patterns!
Lounging Top – Sport by Joji Locatelli
I’ve still never knit a pattern by Joji, though I love so many of them. Now that I’ve finished my second sweater (spoiler!), I’m tempted to make a summery top. And I love the simplicity of this top.
But simplicity has its drawbacks. Simple things are usually not as much fun to knit, so I’m a bit worried I would get bored with this pattern. But I love it! I even love the color Joji used for the sample.
Wildflowers and Honeycomb Socks by This Handmade Life
Socks are always on my mind. And these socks from This Handmade Life are adorable. I must admit that in the summer, I’m much more likely to knit shortie socks, but at least those go quickly.
And socks are the perfect knit; they can always be worn, even in Texas (shortie socks!).
What are you wanting to knit? Decisions, decisions. I may have to finish up one of those UFOs I spoke of earlier, just to ease my conscience a bit. But it’s nice to have a lot of my gift knitting done for the year and have free reign to knit what I want to knit.
I also like to dream knit. I’m always dreaming of the next thing (several things) to k it. I love making summer tops with cotton or linen or a blend of both. And because they’re simple, they are finished before you get bored. I love those socks, too. They’re in my queue. I think I may even add some beads.
I need to make more summer tops, for sure! And beads would be lovely!