I think I might just stick to knitting socks this summer. For some reason, it's working for me. For example, I just finished these:
Pattern: A Nice Ribbed Sock by GlennaC
Yarn: hand-dyed fingering merino/nylon I bought in Blacksburg, VA. I like how it has some variation, but not too much. I used size 1 needles, cast on 64 stitches, and these socks fit me perfectly. Since it's summer, though, they'll have to wait a couple of months before I'm ready to wear them, just like the cowl.
I just can't muster up the motivation to knit another big project now, probably because it's summer and warm wool sweaters are not so enticing. So for now (meaning the next week or two or month, who knows?) I'll stick to socks. This is timely, because Afghans for Afghans is collecting socks and only socks for their next campaign. Since they need 'em extra warm in Afghanistan, I see this as a good opportunity to use up some odd skeins of DK and worsted weight yarn I have leftover from other projects.
What are you knitting this summer?
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