We are in the middle of a long heat wave in the Midwest right along side big increases in COVID cases. So my family and I are doing our best to find ways to have fun and stay safe at home. This week’s adventure had water balloons, lots of driveway swimming pool time and me knitting in the shade.
This photo was taken 10 minutes before I dropped a stitch and made a huge hole in my Rainbow Habitation Throw. I literally spent the next hour tinking back two and a half rows to fix my mistake because it just wouldn’t ladder back down and back up again correctly. So that means I’m still in my fourth color of twelve.
But the good thing about knitting garter stitch is that you can just knit and knit and eventually you look down and a blanket has popped out of nowhere!
P.S. I completely see the irony of knitting a lap blanket during a heat wave. I’m a special kind of crazy!
Future, fall-you, will appreciate the sacrifice!
It’s a mohair blend, right? How are you keeping it from sticking to your hands??
The rainbow sections are merino but the fluffy white stripes are brushed suri alpaca. I didn’t notice it sticking that much actually. Maybe I am just able to ignore it?
Fab! How lovely to catch some time to yourself whilst the family run and splash about. I used to worry about knitting in the summer but now I do it all year round. I switched from metal needles to bamboo or wood so mostly there’s no ‘squeak’ from the yarn being moved up and down the needle shafts and if I tend to work on smaller projects rather than big chunky ones that make my lap warm.
I’m knitting a Christmas Sweater in July, so I don’t t think you are crazy at all!
I love those colors; they’re so happy! And yes, hooking up garter stitch is an incredible pain in the neck.
I like that pattern.
No, you’re not crazy. Knitting is a great way to pass the time no matter what season it is! And, at least you were knitting in the shade.
Those colors are gorgeous! 😍