too hot to knit? (nah...) / by jen geigley

I haven't talked about knitting projects in awhile because I guess I was feeling a little bit silly for working on cold-weather accessories when it's 80 degrees outside. But summer is a great time to catch up on your knitting! So here's what I've been up to.
Dishcloths. This is the ball band dishcloth, a classic pattern by Elmore-Pisgah. I just knitted this for a review I did on the book Mason-Dixon Knitting where they say: “Here’s the classic dishcloth recipe that goes with Peaches & Creme the way champagne goes with truffles. Or a Diet Rite Cola with a Moon Pie, to be more exact.” True.
I don't even have pics of all the cute dishcloths I've been making (some were for gifts.) But I love making them, and even more, I love picking out the colors. I'm working on some stripey citrus-y ones right now to bring to Market Day this weekend.
And speaking of colors, I keep getting stuck on blues and greens for some reason. Here's some yarn I used to make a quick lap blanket.
I made it using Lion Brand Speed Stix with four strands of the colors above and wow, there could not possibly be a faster way to knit a blanket or throw.
I can't decide if it should be just a lap blanket or a baby blanket or throw for a kiddo. This one (and one more in girlier colors) is coming with me to Market Day, too.
Then, I finally tackled Braided by Susan B. Anderson. Ohmygoodness. This scarf pattern has been in my Ravelry queue forever. I finally got around to knitting it and I want to make a hundred more because the braids were so much fun.
I love that gray color and I totally cheated and used cheapo Lion Brand Home Team yarn instead of the gorgeous Spud and Chloe yarn that I wanted to use. But I still may splurge on some because it would be totally worth it (and Spud and Chloe is so soft and luxurious.) Anyway, I love this scarf.
And finally, I've been making tons of these little guys.
You can wear them any time of the year and I love the way they look. (Another thing I'll be bringing to Market Day, in lots of other colors.)
So that's what I've actually accomplished, but I have so many knitting projects I want to start. But don't we all? My queue could eat me alive, I swear. First up on the to-knit list is the Destroyed Cowl by Martha Merzig. Love this chartreuse color, but I think this would look rad in black.
And Pasha by Jane Richmond. (I love every single thing that girl designs.)
I have yarn picked out to make the Treeline Striped Cardigan by Isabelle of Purl Soho. I am particularly in love with how Urbanizer made hers, pictured above. It's the perfect boyfriend cardigan.
And there are two patterns that I'm looking at kind-of modifying to make a knock-off of this scarf from Anthro. Can't decide on a color yet but I really want to get going on this before fall.
So what's on your needles this summer? (I want to know!)