Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Perfect Summer Knitting (for crazy people)

Like many knitters, I am always on the lookout for the perfect knitting project. It has to be suitable to the season, interesting enough to be challenging, perhaps a new yummy yarn. Anyway, here in suburban Philadelphia, it has been raining for the past few days and the forecast is for rain for the foreseeable future. The temperature is not too bad, but the humidity - you don't even wanna know about! Typical summer weather for these here parts.

So when I cast about for what to knit next after finishing the boy's blue-and-white sweater, I looked high and low in my stash and in my patterns and hit upon the perfect summer project! A little lace scarf, you ask? A breezy cotton tank top, perhaps? Something out of cool linen yarn?? No, this is what I chose:

Yes, this is the Body-Hugging Flat Purse from Two Old Bags, worked in Lamb's Pride Worsted (a heavy worsted wool and mohair blend). I always say when the humidity hovers around 95%, you really want to be knitting with mohair. Okay, it's a little sticky and uncomfortable to work with and makes your hands really sweaty, but the plus side is you get a head start on the felting!!! And when it's finished in, say, early July, boy, I'll sure want a purse made out of mohair hugging MY BODY! Right!


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