Summertime Knitting & Crocheting

 

Up here in the Northwest knitting and crocheting seems to get put on the back burnerĀ  as soon as flowers begin to bloom and sunshine warms our faces. Our hooks and needles grow cold and lonely while we lounge on beaches or dig in gardens. Why do you suppose that is? It certainly isn’t due to a lack of reasons to continue our fiber love affair! There are multitudes of celebrations to keep our fingers flying :) Below, I’ve linked up some ideas and samples to each item. Just click on each item to get inspired!

Graduations
Mothers and Fathers Day
Fourth of July
Birthdays
Anniversaries

And the most charming and/or sexy fashions to create…
Swimwear
Camisoles
Footwear
Jewelry
Shorts and summer tops

Summer friendly fibers are light and comfortable too…
Pima cottons
Cotton blends
Sock weight yarns
Novelty yarns
even wool and Alpaca!

There is also the fact that Christmas is just 6 short months away! You know, it’s never too early to start those personalized handmade gifts…Of course if that doesn’t get the creative wheels turning, it’s perfect weather to yarn bomb a bus!

What are you working on this summer? Do you have a favorite pattern or project just for warm weather? Or are you working away on your gift list for the holidays? It’s Show and Tell time :)

Maria

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