Call me crazy, but I just started a sweater this past weekend. It’s been a long time since I picked up my needles and did some serious sweater knitting (I think the last time was Februrary??), and now that Orange is the New Black is back on Netflix, I need some knitting to do so I don’t feel so guilty sitting on my couch binging on episodes. Summer TV (aka watching my Netflix queue) is in full swing now.
I tend to knit more in the fall/wintertime than I do in the summer due to the fact that my hands get really sweaty when I work with yarn in the summer. Sure, I turn the AC on, but I still keep my apartment more on the warm side so I’m not paying a crazy high electric bill each month. Knitting with cotton is a little easier, but honestly, I’m not a big cotton fan – it stretches out, even sometimes when it’s blended with other fibers. I just don’t like how it feels. Meh. I’m a wool girl at heart.
Oh yes, this sweater I just started – it’s called Salted by Alica Plummer, a relatively new sweater pattern I stumbled across on Ravelry. This is the kind of sweater I can picture throwing on in the evening for a stroll along Ogunquit Beach or on an early fall day, and the relaxed fit is a new silhouette I discovered through the Wardrobe Architect that I like wearing now. I chose to make this out of Berocco Vintage, which is an acrylic/wool/nylon blend. I may be kicking myself that I’m knitting with a wool blend in the summer, but that’s for another post.
So – do you knit in the summer? What kind of yarn do you use?