Never Too Hot for Knitting

As so many of you know, it's been an extremely hot and steamy summer here in the Midwestern United States.  As an admitted knitting addict (I was hospitalized for a week last year and needed three IV's in my arms and my first request was, "make sure I can still knit!"), even temperatures over 100 degrees can't stop my daily habit.   

Here are a few of the things that came off the needles this hot and steamy summer.  

An Abalone in my hand dyed yarn.  This is the second of this sweater for me.  Love the pattern and the fit.

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County Clare Boot Toppers, inspired by a fun little get-away with my sister.  They are knit with Malabrigo Arroyo and make a very nice light weight piece to tuck into your boots for a pop of color and style.  Can't wait for Fall to wear the two pairs I made!

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This Pathways Hat was SO much fun to knit, and worked up so quickly.  It is a free design on Ravelry, inspired by a hat worn by Emma on the TV series "Once Upon A Time."  LOVE this new show and all the wonderful hand knits that pop up in each episode. Here is my version of it, intended for me, but swiped by my girlie the moment it was off the needles.  Another one is definitely in my future!

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My very first fair isle project, this Oslo Star Hat, was also completed throughout the hot and steamy days of July and August.  Once I got the hang of it, it was such a gratifying and fun project, and I'm so glad I made the leap.

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Yes, I must have been on a hat-knitting kick!  Well, they are small and portable and easy to have on your lap in the heat.  The only problem is, you have to wait for cooler weather to wear your creations.  This Sockhead Hat was super simple to make, but seemed to take me forever to finish.  I started it last Spring, then put it away for quite some time.  So glad I finished it though, it's so comfy and will get a lot of everyday use.  One of my favorite colorways from Malabrigo, "Primavera," in their sock yarn.  

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