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…
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!