As the UK basks in a mini heatwave, knitting is getting extremely sticky. To this end I find myself casting on lots of different things.
I started off with a top for my youngest daughter. She bought the yarn and pattern nearly two years ago but just hasn't got round to it, so asked if I would help her out. It's a King Cole pattern which comes in two versions a short top with V neck or a longer version with a round neck, the link shows both versions. She wants the long top with a V neck, no problem there. The yarn is King Cole Riot in the black/grey colourway. I've managed to make a start on the rib but find that my hands are sweating!
Next, I am making a self-designed baby car seat/pushchair blanket, you know the one with the hole in the middle for the harness clip - this is being knitted in Caron Simply Soft which I bought on my recent trip to the USA. Whilst 100% acrylic it feels like cotton, so is easier to knit with. The recipient wanted a spotty cover with matching hat so happy to oblige. It looks a bit scrunched at the moment but will lay flat once blocked.
Then last night I started another hat. I saw this picture and decided it would be easily replicated.....
I'm knitting mine in Patons 100% Cotton in a wine colourway and I have an oddment of a pastel mix cotton for the flower. It's so much nicer knitting with cotton when its hot
and of course, I still have Laurie's Ten Stitch and that ruffled dress languishing in the corner.
I hope wherever you are, you are enjoying the summer sun and managing to stay cool