“I don’t knit during the summer.”
“It’s too hot.”
“I just don’t have the time.”
“Who wants to work with wool when it’s warm outside?”
We’ve all either heard or said something like this, haven’t we? Stitching in the summer is one of those subjects that seems to be a dividing moment between knitters and crocheters. Some of us are happy to pick up and put down our yarn throughout the year, happily working on a project when the mood strikes. Some of us need knitting like we need food, and are literally incapable of letting more than a few days pass without yarn in our hands.
Regardless of your approach, we’re here to tell you that it’s okay. It’s okay not to play with yarn in the summer. It’s okay to knit a heavy wool sweater in anticipation of cooler weather. It’s okay to play with wool, silk, bamboo, cotton, and linen any time and anywhere (well, maybe not on an exam table or while riding a horse, but that’s up to you).
If you’re looking for some new temptations for summer stitching, something that won’t be too hot or heavy, we’ve got options. Crisp linen, cool cotton, textured hemp, and luxurious silk yarns are on the shelves, shimmering with promise.
The promise of what they could become in your pretty little hands.
As the weather warms up in Oregon, we Stash Enhancers are dreaming of cotton blend tees, silk shawls, cashmere socks, and (gasp!)getting a head start on holiday knitting. There’s even been talk of planning new sweaters for fall!
What does summer mean for your project basket? Does it lie dormant, waiting for cooler weather? Or are your hooks & needles just as busy as ever?
Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!