August is coming to a close. The temps have been noticeably cooler, which means knits have been making more of an appearance; grabbing a cardi to snuggle in or layering on a soft shawl for my commute. With the increased need for warmth comes an intensified desire for knitting time and making all the things. Not that I ever stop knitting even through the hottest days. No, that’s a silly idea.
I just completed the Dockside cardi. (It’s being test knit now!) Even though it’s worked up in a 100% pima cotton it’s still great for the Fall and upcoming cool weather (or for inside during the winter). Since it’s a bulky yarn (Knit Picks Billow) it still has the thick oversized snuggly feel. Plus it’s a very soft thick and thin cotton, not the stringy stiff kind.
I’m dreaming of so many new designs. Mostly shawls and cardigans. I’m on a simplicity kick and shying away from complex stitches and shapes. The idea in my head is accessibility and wearability. Designing the kinds of things i want to wear. I have this goal of creating more of my own wardrobe. And this is the time of year it’ll all start paying off! If only I could just knit as fast as my brain designs….
Besides my yarn mojo being in overdrive, I also seem to have developed a strong obsession with the color pink. Where did that come from? I used to have pink! New on the needles is another oversized cardi in Lion Brand Mako cotton held double. Oh the squishy factor!