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Is it time for summer projects yet?

Living along the Great Lakes means that we are no strangers to unpredictable weather trends and springs that vacillate between cold wintry weather, dense London-like fog, and balmy almost-summer-like warmth. While sometimes this means that we yarn lovers get to play with everything from heavier, warm projects to fun, floaty, ones, it can also stymie our desire to get moving on those summer knits, weaves, and crochet plans.

I don't know about you, but I don't often feel like making lightweight summer tops when it's 30-something degrees outside and frost is covering the lawn.

But then, there's a day like today, when the sun is shining and drying up those puddles of water from all the rain we've had, and I feel inspired to get to work on a summer cardigan or a short-sleeved tee. I started the Casapinka No Need to Panic Sweater in Kelbourne Woolens Mojave a couple weeks ago when we had that warm spell but haven't touched it since. Today, though, I am considering pulling it out of my project bag to work on. And, with a fairly warm weekend predicted (John Stalen, I hope you're right!), I may work on it for the next few days.

In the chilly mornings, however, I have to admit that I'm not quite as motivated to sit down with a lap full of linen/cotton yarn and my coffee. Rather, I find myself returning to the sleeves of the Grouse Creek Pullover in Berroco Ultra Wool Fine that I've been putting off finishing for awhile.

Are you like that? Do you pick your crafting projects for the day based on the temperature outside?

I know some people will only make socks in the summer because they're small, portable, and easier to work with when its so hot and gross outside. Or, some people opt for afghans in the middle of winter because they can keep their laps and legs warm as they work by draping the finished parts over themselves.

Or, are you the type of crafter who puts your yarn away during the summer months? If so, maybe consider the breadth of projects designed for making during the hottest part of the year.

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Lisa Hildreth
Lisa Hildreth
May 05, 2022

I tend to work on smaller projects during the warm months. But then there are far fewer cold months down here than up there. I've been on an animal binge of late, so nothing that is going to lay in my lap.

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