Even though we're quickly approaching August (like right around the corner), my knitting thoughts are now focused into the next season. I love the cooler weather. I tend to get warm very easily. I will still be knitting a lot of short sleeved or 3/4 sleeved garments well into the Winter season. Even some lace garments will get knitted. That's my plan.
I have collected some wool yarns over the last year from closeouts, clearance bins, and sales. Mostly worsted weight and a few chunky yarns. I plan on looking at my spring/summer patterns and knit them into fall/winter garments using the wool that I have in my stash.
As fast as I'm trying to knit my summer garments, I know some will not get a chance to be casted on this year. Most of them will have to wait another 6 months before I think about them...again. I now need to focus on transitional garments in the appropriate colors and textures.
I've already ordered the Little Blue Sweater and the Lush & Lacy cardi and have the patterns in my hands. I ventured out today to another LYS with my friend, Sarah, and was not able to find the right bulky cotton blended yarn I needed for Little Blue. So, after doing a little stash diving, I came up with a merino chunky yarn that fits the bill. For Lush & Lacy, I plan on using Cotton Ease from my stash as well. At least one of the garments will be in a cotton blend.
I also plan on knitting another Shrug This! in a cotton blended yarn. I'm using Berroco Love It Colors (blue, sage, yellow, pink) yarn. It's a wild colored yarn and I hope I get the correct striping of colors instead of a pool of colors. We'll see. I will have to re-calculate the number of CO stitches based on the yarn I'm using which is worsted weight.
Oh, did I mention that Ravelry is using my three previous shrug pics on their main Shrug This! page? Way cool!
I also have a jacket called Tibet that's been sitting in my queue since I joined Ravelry. Yarn was purchased awhile ago and has been patiently waiting.
I have two scarves that I hope to get started in the next few weeks. One is a called a shoulder scarf that I hope to knit up with the Fiesta Rayon Boucle yarn. This will be a fast knit on large needles. The other is the Swirl Scarf that I mentioned a few posts back. This will be a nice long knitting project involving knitting in the round and picking up stitches using DPNs. I'm also looking into using the magic loop technique for this project.
I haven't started any major garment projects. I've been really, really good and knitting up my WIPs. We'll see how long that lasts.