Wednesday, May 28, 2014

And We're Back!

It's been quite a while since my last post, so if you've been anxiously waiting for it (haha), my apologies. It seems that between family, work, and having a social life lately (gasp!) I've barely had time to knit, never mind blog about knitting! But I have a few ideas for some new posts, and I'm hoping to get back to once-a-week updates.

Hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day weekend - ours was pretty busy, but lots of fun!

This is the time of year that I start planning out my summer knitting projects, usually small projects that aren't too hot or heavy. Socks tend to be my go-to summer project, but lots of knitters like to work with cotton/cotton blends or lace work when the weather turns hot.

My Medano Tote Bag
Last year I made this super cute bag, the Medano Beach tote by Heidi Kirrmaier, which I'll be pulling out soon. I decided to line mine to use more as a purse-style bag, but it would also work great unlined for taking to the beach or to your local knit night. 
I currently have 3 pairs of socks on the needles, and I really need to cast on my Brewers socks for our Stitch n' Pitch baseball game next week! (I refuse to have more than 3 pairs of socks going at once, but I'm in the home stretch on a plain vanilla pair.) I found this great skein of Opal yarn about 3 years ago in the perfect colors and I thought it would be a fabulous project for the event. It will be my first time, but this is the 8th annual Stitch n' Pitch hosted by the Milwaukee Brewers. We have a pretty good sized group going this year, and it should be tons of fun. If you're interested, check out your local MLB team's website to see if they participate in this event!

I'm also itching to start my Bigger on the Inside shawl - I figure if I start it this summer I might actually have it done before the Chicago TARDIS Doctor Who Convention in November. 

So what are you planning for summer projects this year? What kinds of fibers do you like to use when it's hot? I'd love to hear from you in the comments - happy summer knitting!

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