What in the world is there to knit for warm weather?
I'm going to explore some vegetable fiber yarns...Portland is really hot for soy, seaweed, hemp, cotton, bamboo fibers right now. I'm still big on linen...I think I may try to machine knit up some linen jersey and do some garments on the sewing machine...I've always wanted some linen jersey...or maybe linen and merino for those summer nights when (said in the voice of the indomitable LENA HORNE) "it gitts dahnright cheelli!" (She used to be on a radio ad for the wool council, and I loved that ad). Linen, bamboo, cotton, hemp, soy and seaweed... That's what I'm doing. maybe a polo shirt?
I'm in Maine, a land where the week of warm weather is hit or miss between June and August.
Tourist season is a'comin...need things for booths and tables...'love them folks from away...
...and fair season is only 6 months away...
You must be in southern maine if you get an entire week of warm weather. Of course, five days of that are blackfly season, aren't they?
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
I'm going to do more non-clothing items this spring/summer. I'm working on a dog bed for my fluppy (floppy puppy). After that I'm going to try my hand at a couple of fun stuffed animal patterns...I'm a glutton for punishment. I also want to make some more utility cloths because they're a really great way to test out a new stitch pattern and when you're done, it doesn't matter whether you like it or not because you'll just be wiping up messes with it anyway.
You might look at some very open-knit shawls that women/girls could wear in the evenings when they go out. Stylish, but not heavy or too insulating for the time of year.
Then there's just making random stuff that you want to make regardless of whether it's seasonable or not.
You guys are, for the most part, very dirty minded.
And your point would be....?
I think the real and obvious answer to your question is just that you need to move further north.
Doesn't that more or less come with a 'Y' chromosome?
I saw a pattern for a fishnet-style tank top. I fear I would look less like a muscle daddy and more like an escapee from a fishing vessel if I were to dare wearing such a thing. I suppose housewares would be appropriate and maybe vests in cool yarns, (silk or cotton blends). There are piles of Spring/Summer things for the women in you life (or you could start doing drag). Personally I think I'm going to try and use the warm weather to get a jump start on some Christmas presents.
I'm waiting for my cotton yarn to arrive so I can begin my next project, a counterpane, lap-blanket size.
Gary Humphrey- I'm all man and I love to knit and crochet.
Home accessories like felted bowls, dish clothes ( boring but hones your skills and keeps those adventuresome fingers busy). I have friends that live in San Francisco so I can always knit scarfs for August and send gifts.
Controversial people are special people and I am a special person.
Also socks are great for the warm weather. i never wear cotton anymore so those knitted from wool and nylon are great.
i live in socal and love making lightweight lace pattern sweaters for cool evenings
I really misread this post and had to wonder for a moment what a "love-making lace sweater was"... kinky?_____________________________
I misread that too! Ha!!
Should you decide to knit it, I would suggest a washable yarn.
Imagine living in Houston, TX, where it's HOT FOREVER!
Time to think about producing stuff in glorious cotton - especially an eco-cotton. How about Organic Cotton Naturally Dyed or something like this one, from Angel Yarns, here in the UK? As for what to make, how about a cool men's top, maybe with short sleeves and a v-neck, to wear late evening?
I recently became aware of a group on Ravelry that promotes, among other things, a pattern for a thong with a pocket that holds a condom. If it were made of cotton yarn it would probably be comfortable in summer.
Sweat bands, wrist bands, cotton caps, etc
Good question - I'm thinking of attempting a jumper or skirt for my daughter...
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