Monday, July 14, 2008

Too hot to knit?!

Blasphemy, I know. But I am just too hot to knit. I feel like the witch in Oz - "I'm melting! I'm melting...." Of course we have air conditioning, but we're those crunchy tree-hugging types that prefer not to use it unless we absolutely *have* to. Although, lack of knitting probably counts as *have* to. I wonder if my husband will agree?

Before my downward spiral into meltitude, I managed to get this done:

It is the Print o' the Wave stole by Eunny Jang. I love how straight forward and easy this lace pattern is! It's from some wool my grandmother gave me - it was given with the agreement that I'd knit her a shawl. I'm hoping to have this done by her birthday in August - this is the product of only a few hours, but at the rate I'm currently going...


I will have to resume knitting at some point. There will be more baby knits coming up - my cousin just had a son (congrats!) - and I'm thinking of some nice cotton tops - such as Ophelia, Megathy (ravelry link), Dayflower Camisole, Beaded Cami...

Anything to cool me off.... hey - maybe I'll knit myself a itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot thing and run about town in it. HA HA HAHAAAAAA. Seriously though. Any votes? Anyone made these tops yet? :D


Hilary said...

I unfortunately have no advice to give on summer knits -- San Francisco boasts freezing cold weather all freakin' year long. :)

That Print O' the Wave is looking gorgeous!

Team Knit ! said...

I've *just* finished a knitted tube top (probably the FO post will go up in a couple days, I need photos first) and I like summer knits. But I think that has a lot to do with my seriously air conditioned basement apartment (I don't have any control over the thermostat.

Your print o' the wave stole looks gorgeous so far!

- Julie

tiennie said...

The stole is looking beautiful!

If we didn't have the A/C on, the kids would be miserable which in turns make us even more miserable!

a friend to knit with said...

i hate the air too. i complain to my husband that i want to turn it off.....all day. and then at night i am secretly in heaven when i crawl into bed and need the down comforter. :)
not big on the summer knits myself. for some reason i just never wear them.
loving your stole. and you will SO appreciate that you worked on it in the summer, when the fall rolls around.