Suffering through summer

Saturate by Orange knits, using Woolenboon yarn

I know that there are summer yarns and summer knitting can be done with non wool yarns, but I am counting the days until fall. I went down to Portland and the AC was such a perk, it made me want to knit with wool.

I have felt the need to keep knitting in the sweltering heat ¬†so when the weather finally turns I will have an assortment of gifts and also some fantastic accessories. I should mention that most of these accessories will be teachers gifts. Gosh, if there was no outlet to gift hand knits I think you might see my house on an episode of “Hoarders”.

It may seem a bit nutty, but I recently finished my Saturate Shawl with with a kit from Woolenboon and I decided to gift it to a coworker who crochets, and appreciated handcrafted fiber art. It is a beautiful piece and a lot of work, but it just wasn’t something I would wear or in my colors, so despite having spent a good chunk of time on it, I thought the better thing to do was send it to a place where it would get worn and appreciated.

That’s not to say I wouldn’t take advantage of getting some photos in my recently finished shawl. My friend Thao took these beautiful pictures.

TA-DA!!!

 

Do you have any patterns that you love to gift knit, or projects that you want to knit but decide to gift? ¬†Everyone has a different approach and I’d love to hear yours.

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