too hot to knit? (nah...)

I haven't talked about knitting projects in awhile because I guess I was feeling a little bit silly for working on cold-weather accessories when it's 80 degrees outside. But summer is a great time to catch up on your knitting! So here's what I've been up to.
Dishcloths. This is the ball band dishcloth, a classic pattern by Elmore-Pisgah. I just knitted this for a review I did on the book Mason-Dixon Knitting where they say: “Here’s the classic dishcloth recipe that goes with Peaches & Creme the way champagne goes with truffles. Or a Diet Rite Cola with a Moon Pie, to be more exact.” True.
I don't even have pics of all the cute dishcloths I've been making (some were for gifts.) But I love making them, and even more, I love picking out the colors. I'm working on some stripey citrus-y ones right now to bring to Market Day this weekend.
And speaking of colors, I keep getting stuck on blues and greens for some reason. Here's some yarn I used to make a quick lap blanket.
I made it using Lion Brand Speed Stix with four strands of the colors above and wow, there could not possibly be a faster way to knit a blanket or throw.
I can't decide if it should be just a lap blanket or a baby blanket or throw for a kiddo. This one (and one more in girlier colors) is coming with me to Market Day, too.
Then, I finally tackled Braided by Susan B. Anderson. Ohmygoodness. This scarf pattern has been in my Ravelry queue forever. I finally got around to knitting it and I want to make a hundred more because the braids were so much fun.
I love that gray color and I totally cheated and used cheapo Lion Brand Home Team yarn instead of the gorgeous Spud and Chloe yarn that I wanted to use. But I still may splurge on some because it would be totally worth it (and Spud and Chloe is so soft and luxurious.) Anyway, I love this scarf.
And finally, I've been making tons of these little guys.
You can wear them any time of the year and I love the way they look. (Another thing I'll be bringing to Market Day, in lots of other colors.)
So that's what I've actually accomplished, but I have so many knitting projects I want to start. But don't we all? My queue could eat me alive, I swear. First up on the to-knit list is the Destroyed Cowl by Martha Merzig. Love this chartreuse color, but I think this would look rad in black.
And Pasha by Jane Richmond. (I love every single thing that girl designs.)
I have yarn picked out to make the Treeline Striped Cardigan by Isabelle of Purl Soho. I am particularly in love with how Urbanizer made hers, pictured above. It's the perfect boyfriend cardigan.
And there are two patterns that I'm looking at kind-of modifying to make a knock-off of this scarf from Anthro. Can't decide on a color yet but I really want to get going on this before fall.
So what's on your needles this summer? (I want to know!)


  1. So many awesome projects!!! My knitting has been in hiding lately too....hopefully I'll get some free time soon to pick it back up!

  2. i LOVE the destroyed cowl. cannot wait to see what you come up with!

  3. hehe...i've totally been in the mood to knit lately...that braided scarf is freakin' fantastic...need to add it to my queu too...and let me know what you find for the anthro knock off...i love that scarf too...

  4. Wow, so many amazing projects, you are such a good knitter! I only started to learn knitting back in January while I was on bedrest, so I'm still slow and therefore still working on my first project: a very simple seed-stitch baby blanket for my son. I hoe to get it done by this Fall! lol.

    Ps-those yarn chain necklaces are soooo cool, will you be selling any leftovers online?

  5. Holy buckets r a knitting nancy! Seriously!

    Projects list...BABY AFGHANS! No not for me, but for everyone else. I am crankin them out! Almost done with one! t-minus 2 weeks before the first arrival. The whole numbness thing kind of put a damper on my production.

    May have to come visit you at market day, never been.

  6. Awesome projects! I definitely need to stick to my plan and get started on knitting Christmas presents. I don't want to end up waiting until the last minute (again) and end up buying everything.

  7. i love that braided scarf!!

  8. I am a huge Jane Richmond fan too. Right now I am working on her Christopher hat for my husband and also my first sweater; a Felix baby cardigan (although I used a bulky yarn, so it's more of a toddler size).

    My queue/favs are pretty insane. I wish I had so much more time to knit! On an upcoming drive to Minneapolis I hope to be working on the Truffle hat ( Love it!

  9. wow - you are making such cool stuff!! i really love that washcloth. that sounds weird, doesn't it? to like a washcloth? but it is so pretty!!

  10. Oh my gosh, I love that braided scarf!! Will it be at your Etsy shop anytime??

  11. yes, a black cowl would be very cool. and you know I love that dishcloth!

  12. if we ever manage to meet up again i will SO SO SO trade you lots of pictures for some of your amazing stuff!!! i wish we lived closer!

  13. gorgeous list you have there :).
    I've done the Destroyed Cowl! it turned out amazing! LOVE this pattern!
    This summer I am working on my hexagon granny square blanket (started it last year...I am so slow on this project...), finishing my owls sweater (also started it like a year ago...),some gloves, a Knit Coffee Sleeve and definitely the Braided Cowl! o, and your "lots of cowls and neckwarmers", it's in my favorites!

    Who sais you can't knit at summer?!

  14. I lurk around your blog to see your paper crafts and knits. love your stuff and the fun links. It's a million degrees here in Phoenix, but I've been knitting up a storm anyway. Its all about the cotton yarn right now. Tons of dishcloths and lace headbands. Next on my list is a lace or mesh market bag.


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