summer stitches

My knitting loves the summertime.  It doesn’t matter how hot it is, my fingers can’t stop moving! Do you remember how quickly I knitted the Bridges vest from last year?  I’ve got lots of beautiful knitting time… well not exactly…  I have a little something they call a wedding to plan so I guess I won’t be wipping out  FOs left, right and center, although I will certainly give it a shot!


I’ve started the Honeymoon Cami from Knitty with some Rowan Purelife cotton.  So far so good.  I really like the yarn, it softens up a ton as you knit with it and although my gauge is a little tight my swatch relaxed a ton after washing.  Of course I’m a little off on the timing, making it more an engagement cami than a honeymoon one.  I figured this is a good answer to all those people who have asked me what I will knit for my wedding.  To be quite honest I am not planning anything but Nonnahs and I have been putting our little engaged heads together and are scheming a lil’ something.

I’ve also just casted on for a cute beret that my LYS just got in by Kate Jackson called the Poppy Beret.  The yarn is GGH Soft Kid.  I haven’t worked with mohair in a while and totally forgot how sticky the stuff is! I casted on and wanted to rip back but it wasn’t having it!  After that first try I am now well on my way…

Poppy Beret in Blue

In other fun knitty news, check out who’s the designer for the circular baby blanket in the fall Knit Simple magazine! I’m so excited! I hope if you’re making baby blankets you’ll consider this one, it’s got an interesting construction – 6 garter stitch triangles and then you sew them all together! It’s a great travel knit because you’re not lugging the whole blanket around.  Hope you like it!

10 thoughts on “summer stitches

  1. Ava says:

    If the blanket looks half as cute in real life as the photo does, I’ll be waiting on bated breath for another niece or nephew to pop out! Congrats!


  2. Julie says:

    Congrats on the publication! I do like the idea of that baby blanket, I’l have to check it out… feels like my friends are always popping out the little ones! ; )


  3. Rene' says:

    Congratulations! The blanket is adorable (love the colors!)-
    On Ravelry, I saw a knitted wedding veil–great idea, I thought!


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