Even when it's HOT, you'll find me somewhere knitting. Sometimes, I'm parked under a shady tree on my lunch hour . . . knitting away. Sometimes, I'm sitting on the deck with a cold drink in the evenings . . . knitting away. Sometimes, I'm on a long car or plane ride, watching the sights go by, and . . . knitting away. If I have a minute to myself, you'll always find me knitting, and often reading too. It is never too hot, or too cold to knit. If it is too hot to hold the project in my lap while knitting, I simply flip the piece over the arm of the chair or put it on a table. If it is really cold, I've been known to knit my gloves right into the project. (I need to knit some fingerless gloves for cold weather knitting).
Knitting is my ZEN. It helps me to relax, refocus, and just generally be a nicer person.
I've just finished my most recent projects. Two "Robin Hood Jackets, by Zoe Mellor". I've knit many of these jackets over the years, but it is one of those patterns that I just keep returning too. It's really warm, knit in a bulky yarn, and everyone just loves wearing it in the Fall and Spring, when it is not cold enough for a coat. It is fun to knit and knits up really fast. Since it is 100 degrees in SLC right now, I do not have pictures of Zeke and Hayden wearing their jackets, but I'll hope to post some pictures in the Fall.
I've got a good start on my next project, "The Poncho Sweater", by rix-strixerier. I'm knitting it in "Rasmilla Luksusgarn" (Charcoal), and "KnitPicks Aloft Super Kid Mohair" (Carbon). The two yarns are held together, and are so smooth to knit with. I plan to wear this poncho to the movies, as no matter the time of year, the theaters are always soooooo cold. I'm guessing the theaters don't want people falling asleep during the movie and requesting a refund ticket. I always have to drag a blanket along, or enjoying the movie is nearly impossible. I hope my new movie poncho will do the trick.
I've also been working on the "Tolt Folded Bag", but Veronika Jobe. This will be my "Knit Night", KAL, to begin in September. The bag is knit on large needles of "Hoooked" yarn. The yarn feels just like cotton shoelaces, and is really fun to knit with. I'm thinking it is the perfect project for T-Shirt yarn too, so those in my group will have some options for making their's.
I've been struggling to find the perfect filler, to stabilize the handle. I think I finally found it . . . I'm using a flexible, reusable straw, that you find in refillable cold drink mugs. http://www.amazon.com/Bubba-Straws-Reusable-Assorted-Classic/dp/B00D3QI37A/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1436543483&sr=8-5&keywords=reusable+straws. They are strong, yet flexible and one can easily be sewn into the handle for stability, yet it will be comfortable on the shoulder.
I have another grand-daughter due in October, so I need to start knitting some cute little baby things for her. I have a fun "girls only" trip planned for later this month, perhaps I'll have time to start on them then. Little baby knits make the perfect travel projects. Keep cool . . and Happy Knitting!