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« on: July 18, 2012 10:45:38 AM »

Hi there fellow knitters! I have not posted any projects since around April and even though being I've been off school since the last week of June, I haven't touched any yarn. Outside it is very hot, and when it comes to knitting or crocheting that depresses me b/c well, what's the point? What's the point of knitting or crocheting since whatever you make can only be worn comfortably during the cold seasons? I've been stuck in this funk for so long, and I'm ready to come out!
So please knitters, tell me: What makes knitted things so warm?
Is there anything else one can knit with besides yarn?
Is there a type of way or process to knit that won't make things stuffy or too warm?
Thank-you to anyone who can help!
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012 12:23:16 PM »

I know exactly how you feel..I picked up a sweater yesterday and was just too annoyed and hot to even work on it!

You could always knit a summer tank top or something....that's what I'm thinking about starting.  Maybe with a "cooler" type of yarn...like cotton or bamboo?
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012 12:51:23 PM »

I'll consider that, thanks for you're help! It's good to know that others feel the same way too Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012 01:30:14 PM »


So please knitters, tell me: What makes knitted things so warm?

trapped air between the fibres.

Is there anything else one can knit with besides yarn?

if you can run it through your fingers, you can knit it Wink just use appropriate needles lol.

Is there a type of way or process to knit that won't make things stuffy or too warm?
Lace. lace patterns look daunting at first, but they're REALLY not.
also, using a thin yarn on big needles makes a very open weave.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012 08:18:12 PM »

You must not live anywhere there's A/C set so low it's like being in a meat locker after 2 minutes.    Wink

You can knit summer tops from cotton, linen, bamboo or hemp. Make lightweight sweaters (for the A/C) by using needles 3 or 4 sizes larger than you normally would, usually out of plant fiber, but even a laceweight wool or blend won't be too hot if you need something to take the chill off.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012 09:48:06 AM »

knit or crochet small things in thin yarn like sport (DK) yarn or thinner - dishcloth, tawashi, socks, mittens, hats, baby items (baby blankets done in squares/hexagon/whatever and sewn together are small).

Plus, if you knit the socks, mittens, & hats now, you'll be ready when the cold weather comes Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012 09:06:54 AM »

You can try knitting non-conventional materials as well. There's "plarn", which you can make from leftover grocery bags. You could also try your hand at knitting some very fine gauge wire to make bendable, moldable things. Or knit things that don't get worn---- bags, potholders, rugs, tea cozies, etc. Or, get a head start on some Christmas/Holiday presents. It's nice to knit warm clothing items in the middle of the summer knowing that later in the year they'll make someone happy, and that'll leave wintertime to knit warm things for yourself when you can really enjoy the process.
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012 10:28:20 AM »

It's always a good idea to start those big projects that you know you will need when it gets cold, but now - things like afghans or big bedspreads.  Stuff that would take you all winter and be late spring and too hot to use by the time you've finished it...!  Wink

Or autumn hats, winter gloves, "C-word" pressies (I'm not gonna say it until way into November - **that** "c" word, before anyone says.) Wink
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012 12:33:42 PM »

I've started knitting my christmas gifts...

Stuffed animals for the kiddies, some hats, wristwarmers and tea cosies... Just small projects so I can get my knitting fix and get a gift out of it!
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012 01:02:45 PM »

You must not live anywhere there's A/C set so low it's like being in a meat locker after 2 minutes.    Wink


Oh I totally know that!  My DH insists on having it so cold!  Eesh!  I never pack my hoodies away in the summer because I wear them year round. 

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