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Old 03-15-2007, 11:16 PM   #11
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I generally knit utility items such as bags and blankets, or just practice my techniques if I'm having a problem.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:17 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by nonny2t
I am knitting year round now because I seem to always have something going. Why not try something that is not yarn, like the ribbon stuff. It might be more comfortable. I just finished a ribbon top for summer and it was nice and slippery! lol
Oooh, I'd love to see that. Can you post a pic?
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Old 03-16-2007, 01:15 PM   #13
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Our summers are pretty mild here on the coast. I will probably be knitting socks and some bags. It also a good time to do some Kool-Aid dying.

I wanted to do knitted gifts last year for Christmas gifts, that didn't happen. So I might as well start earlier this year (like now).
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:46 PM   #14
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Just in time for this post Lion Brand has new Spring and Summer yarns. They are called Muse (100% cotton) and Jazz (100% linen), and were in today's e-newsletter.

So can you make ANY pattern in these summery yarns???????????????
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:28 PM   #15
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That is always the real bummer for me when the weather gets hotter. I hate putting away the sticks, so I usually think of other projects I can knit during the summer months. I work on Christmas presents, dishcloths, table runners, lacy socks, cotton knit camisoles, etc. Right now I'm working on a light cardigan that I can throw on when the nights get a bit cooler, which they occasionally do around here until mid June. Nothing heavy. Just something to cover my arms.

Another thing I'm going to try my hand at this summer is hand dyeing and spinning of wool. I hope to buy up some plain roving that I can dye and then practice some spinning on a drop spindle. Hopefully I'll get the hang of it in time to make some lovely slub yarn for my fall and winter knitting projects.
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:01 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Knitty_Kat
Hopefully I'll get the hang of it in time to make some lovely slub yarn for my fall and winter knitting projects.
Same here. I may buy one of those drop spindles as my LYS.
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I knit lace in the summer, or smaller projects- stocking up on baby items, for example.

Also, lots of socks! But I am always knitting those.
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:47 PM   #18
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I plan on knitting mittens, mittens and more mittens. My son lost a total of five pairs this winter alone ....I figure if I make a million of the things, all in the same colour..I won't have to worry if he only comes home with one. I'll die of boredom but What can ya do??
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:31 PM   #19
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I knit all Summer. I have to, it's the one thing that keeps me from smoking (I quit 2 years ago but I still get cravings but as long as I've got my needles and yarn I'm ok). I'll knit just about anything until it gets really hot, then I cast on hats and scarves and just put them in the Christmas gift bag.



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I knit what I would normally knit in winter. I knit sweaters, scarves, socks, and pretty much just stuff for the next winter.[/img]
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