once upon a time, summer used to put a stop to my knitting. mostly, that was when i lived in canberra where its hot as hades in summer and sucks the soul right out of you, let alone the will to knit. but now im back with the gentle sea breeze and find i can handle wool all year around. i do make some slight adaptations, and ive been busy planning them in my head. last night, i actually started one:
i had wanted to do something from ‘victorian lace today’, but nothing really struck me as ‘lacey’ enough, and i definitely wanted to do a rectangle for a change. also, im already knitting something from VLT, which is my sisters frame.
im sure some people think this is a very weird project but its coming along really well. its the ‘trellis border’ from the large rectangle in leaf and trellis pattern, and its so perfect in the blue wollmeise, ive decided that the whole shawl is going to be my next summer lace project, in some gorgeous wollmeise lace in the maus ault colour that george the german fibre whore got me in pfaffenhoffen. its making a lovely winding vine
which will look beautiful pinned to my sisters white wall with one of her drawings in the middle.
i am also planning socks for summer. i have a mindless self striping pair on the needles for outdoor knitting which will be finished soon, and the evening stockings are going to be a longer term project, so i am already thinking about what else to cast on! i do, after all, have a rather nice little top shelf of sock yarn to choose from…
you may remember the southern summer of socks group on ravelry, and we are going to start it up again soon and i have some ideas for KALs and NOT-KALS and competitions, including ‘who can knit the most nancy bush patterns’. im going to start with another attempt at unst in some mushroom coloured koigu, followed by some whitbys for trent in knitabulous, and maybe the anniversary socks in wollmeise. after that i have some madtosh just dying to be a pair of cookie a socks…which ones will be the question!
and by then it will be winter again and we can start the cycle over! what about you? what are you planning to knit this summer?