I’m sat at my desk, with the sun streaming in (well it was this morning when I started this post), and all I want to do is … knit.
I’ve heard tell of knitters who slacken their pace in the summer or even, gasp, stop knitting altogether. I’m not one of them.
I mean, I’m not going to take an Aran-weight blanket to knit at the beach (not that I’ve knit an Aran-weight blanket in any season…)
And I might be slightly more likely to cast on for lighter weight projects. Like socks …
But by and large, the knitting continues unabated.
The longer days do mean I’m more likely to cast on a project at the end of the day … I started this cowl for the Knit British Natures Shades-along last Friday evening:
And this summer, I’ve found more enjoyment in watching sports … in part because they are the perfect distraction from mindless stockinette.
My Lotta dress has grown in no small part thanks to World Cup and Wimbledon viewing:
And the academic world quiets down a bit in the summer, meaning I feel less guiltly about stealing a few extra moments in the morning to cast on a new shawl (even if … or possibly because, it’s t-minus one month til I submit my dissertation):
And though I’ve had several summer sweaters in my queue for at least the last two summers (I’m looking at you Morning Mist, Apogean, Gilda), the knowledge that fall isn’t far off leads me to neglect casting on for another year, and instead keep at it with my longer sleeved woollies:
In fact, if my recent rate of cast on is any indication, I knit more, not less, as the temperatures rise.
So what I want to know from you is: does your knitting change with the seasons?