6/05/2006

Summer Knitting

Yesterday was the perfect summer day for me - breezy, not humid, not too hot and not too cool. The temperature went down at night which was perfect for sleeping (if I had - insomnia). If summer was like this I would love it! Alas..... if only (and I must admit that the word h-u-m-i-d-i-t-y is like a four letter word to me). And yet, I do have knitting projects for the summer! I have three KAL's (to date) and I have a lot of work to do.

As part of the One Skein Secret Pal Exchange I am making something for my pal for August.

I chose to make the Short-Row Hat from Interweave Knits Winter 2005.

It is in the colours my pal prefers and is made from one skein and I love the pattern so it fits the bill perfectly! The yarn is Faith from Ami-Ami and c'est tres bien.

Of course I had to get some yarn for myself! I got three more skeins in different colours to make hats for me, Ed and Nick.

Nick's is at the bottom (red is his favourite colour), mine is in the middle and Ed's is at the top. I am hoping it is a relatively quick knit; I do love short rows so it should be fun.

I won't necessarily get ours done by summer's end but that's okay.

Next up is Trek Along with Me run by the incomparable Margene and Norma.

Ambitiously I pulled out the two skeins of Trekking XXL I had in my stash and I am hoping to get them both knit up. On the left is colour number 110 which I am planning to knit up in a Slipped-Stitch Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks. I love this freaking book!

I haven't figured out what pattern to use with number 77 on the right but I am sure I will come up with something!

Lastly, I am taking part of Amazing Lace being run by the fun and mischievious Theresa and Rachel. They have a number of challenges planned and I sure hope I am able to post for one of them (kind of missed the boat on Challenge #1).

I am knitting the Feather & Fan Shawl from A Gathering of Lace. This feels like quite an ambitious knit for me and I must admit to a little nervousness. I am going to be confident though and I am ready to knit through to the end by the deadline.

My yarn is Jamieson's Shetland Ultra Lace purchased from the lovely Ann at She Ewe Knits. Ann gives good, bloody good, service. The colour is Clematis.

I think I will be busy (because of course this isn't all I have going on!) and who knows what else the summer holds! Vive la summer knitting!

11 comments:

Catherine Kerth said...

wow! you going to have some yummy Fo's coming this summer! can't wait.. thanks for the info with the KAL and swaps....

Emily said...

AmiAmi has the prettiest web site! How nice are you promote spending...

PS That's Lorna's laces in your swap box. Sigh of delight.

Carole said...

Good luck with the Trek Along and the Amazing Lace. I'm participating in those, too!

AmyArtisan said...

Good luck with the Amazing Lace! I had to sit this one out - with the crazy work travel I need simple evening knitting in the hotel. :)

The hat yarns look great!

Kelly said...

You've got some great yarns there. Sensational Knitted is my absolute favorite sock knitting book. Good Luck with the lace shawl I'm sure it will be beautiful!

Dorothy said...

Wow! Busy, busy woman!!

Wannietta said...

I will have to have my Amazing Lace experience vicariously through you - though the Tina Shawl is coming along fairly well.

Thanks for the link to AmiAmi - very interesting yarns. What is "Esther" I wonder? Some sort of paper? I really loved the look of their silks.

amanda said...

You'll pull it all off with grace and dignity my dear! Lovely yarn, lovely patterns, lovely knitter -- how can this possibly be anything but fun?

Pink One said...

I sure hope you bring all these beautiful things you are knitting to Gone Stitchin so I can see and feel them.

You are one amazing lady.

Hope to see you soon.

Lorraine The Knitting Hammy said...

Cynthia- My head is spinning! How do you keep up- and the Stitches weekend too?

Miss Scarlett said...

Man are you busy Cynthia! I checked out Ami Ami hoping to buy some of that fab yarn but it appears to be sold out - ah well.
I really like that hat pattern you are going to make - it will look quite formal in grey and black. Classy.
I can't decide who is going to have the best hat...please post a pic when they are done!