Sunday, August 19, 2012

Knitting in the Summer Heat!?

Although the temperature in my apartment has been on the uncomfortable side of hot for the past couple of weeks, I have been in the mood to knit.  Does it make sense?  Absolutely not.  But I have missed my knitting needles.  It is necessary, however, to take breaks because all of that yarn sitting on my lap becomes a bit much. 

The pattern (Ribbon Threaded Jumper) is a vintage one from A Stitch in Time, Volume 2.

It took a couple of repeats for the pattern to stick in my head, but once I got going, it was quite easy.

I am currently working on the neckline, which joins the back, front, and two sleeve pieces.  I have a tendency to get bored with sewing seams together, so it may take me some time to actually finish the sweater.  And then I have to find some ribbon that works with the yarn - I hope it is not as challenging as finding appropriate buttons! 


  1. Lovely colour - I look forward to seeing the finished project!

  2. Despite the hot weather I've been knitting a lot lately as well! At least now my project is finished before it's getting colder again.

  3. What a wonderfully pretty colour, it's like a richer take on lavender with a just a drop of grape juice thrown in.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. Oh! I just finished a sweater with a very similar leaf pattern (will blog it this week). I totally hear you on the hot yarn vs. wanting to knit dilemma. I used mercerized cotton for the sweater (a bit cooler fiber-wise) and I started some socks this weekend (so not so much yarn in my lap).

  5. I really need to learn how to knit! This sweater looks swell! I can't wait to see it all finished.