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Msluna
« on: February 15, 2011 04:44:49 PM »

Usually I switch from knitting to sewing in the warmer months, but this year I have determined not to do this. I am starting by knitting the domiknitrix homespun bag out of hemp yarn.

Do you usually put away your needles or knit through the summer months?
What kinds of projects and fibers do you work with as the weather gets warmer?

I'm curious because I need more ideas!  After I finish this bag I am going to knit a shawl, but then I am out of ideas. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011 06:18:40 PM »

I knit all year long, I usually use the summer to catch up on projects I wanted to make for myself (like socks or sweaters) but didn't have time to make because I was making stuff for other people.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011 06:59:49 AM »

Yes, I knit all year around too. In the summer, I make lighter weight tops, tanks or shells.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011 06:50:08 AM »

Nah, I knit all year too.  I also don't mind working with warm animal fibers in the summer either, since I tend to always be cold anyway Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011 09:38:03 AM »

I knit all year but I do tend to do smaller projects in the summer, just so I don't have a pile of knitting in my lap. Socks, cotton hats (billed caps or wide brimmed sun hats), doilies, doll clothes, motifs that will be joined later for larger projects, things like that.
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011 05:43:38 AM »

I knit/crochet all year long.  I have to start in July to get all the gifts I want done for the holidays, but I'm also a very slow knitter.
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011 05:49:20 AM »

I knit/crochet all year long.  I have to start in July to get all the gifts I want done for the holidays, but I'm also a very slow knitter.

Thanks for the tip! I'm a slow knitter (slow crafter in general), so I think I might use this little tidbit and start making my gifts in July too! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011 12:16:14 PM »

I absolutely knit all year long, though I may go at a slower pace in the summer...the long evenings make outdoor activities MUCH more appealing than in the winter.  I am lucky that the summer temperatures here are usually pretty mild.  If the daytime high hits 80 people start talking about heat waves.  I used to live in NC, where the summers were much much hotter (and more humid!) and my knitting definitely suffered for it.

I do tend to do projects in lighter weights or that can be worked on in small pieces during the summer more.  My biggest summer project ever was completing (and sewing together) 100 afghan squares.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011 06:42:31 PM »

I live in Washington and the summers here aren't 100% beautiful the whole season...i think we get maybe a month and a half of sun. So I use the rainy days to start on holiday gifts or I knit up some softies.
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2011 05:46:55 AM »

I find I knit more in the summer. It's so relaxing to sit in the sun at the cabbin, or my back yard and knit. It gives me time to knit stuff for the colder months too.
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