Sunday, May 23, 2010

Summer knitting projects

Ooops, it's been over a month since my last post. Sorry about that.

First things first, on the weight loss journey, it's been 5 weeks and I've lost 13 lbs and 15.25 inches. That's pretty good for a month. I've got to stay focused and make sure I write down everything I eat. That's what usually gets me in trouble, I think, Okay, I've got this and then I start slacking on the little things like journally and the weight starts creeping back up.

Now for the real reason you're here. I've been doing a lot of thinking about quick and easy knits for the summer. I know it's hard to get motivated about knitting an afghan or sweater when it's 95+ degrees outside. But what about knitting up some cotton coasters for your patio table, or a wine cozy to dress up that bottle of wine that you take to your neighbors next bbq or dinner party, or a cute teddy bear for the kiddo. Here are a couple of pictures of some of the summer time projects I've been working on. DSCF0032DSCF0034DSCF0036
Don't forget if you're going on vacation, a long car ride or plane ride is the perfect time for knitting. Sure you could take a nap, but it's such a great opportunity to get that baby shower gift finished, or start on some of those Christmas presents instead of waiting until November to knit all your family member mittens.

I've been working on double knitting, it's alot of fun to see your projects become reversible items. Check out this coffee cozy. DSCF0028DSCF0026. Now I just need to figure out how to knit in letters that are correct on both sides instead of the reverse side being backwards. I have an idea in my head, but I just need to figure out how to make it work.

Just in case your wondering, the Great American Afghan KAL is coming along beautiful. The majority of the group are right on track working on squares 5 & 6 this month. I just finished #8, and there is one lady in the group who is now working on #14. It's been alot of fun seeing how others have changed the patterns or added different colors.

I'll try and post again before another month goes by.