You guys know I’m going nuts with deadlines (nothing new there) — I’m knitting what needs to be knitted, regardless of the season.
What do you like to knit, though, for the summer?
STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books is running a special 3-10 July 2012 on some of their titles, released as eBooks specifically with the intent of summer knitting. Â Visit here for the blog with info, including some free patterns, and here to check out the books that are available. Â I actually used to have a couple of these in my personal library — Weekend Knitting and Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Â Both of those have a variety of quick but very lovely patterns (great for holiday gifts, from personal experience).
I received a copy of Knitter’s Home Companion by Michelle Edwards to take a peek at.
It’s the sort of book with which to sit out on the deck, a glass of iced tea (or your beverage of choice, lol) at hand, and just enjoy the essays. Â Not being a mom, I’ll admit I skimmed over some of the first section, Motherhood, but I really enjoyed the remainder, especially Community.
The book also includes a plethora of recipes. I’m very, very tempted to try the Spinach, Onion, Sundried Tomato & Feta quiche.
The patterns are a variety of generally quick little knits: Â a cute little chicken egg warmer, some pretty wash cloths, a variety of slippers and socks, and so on. Â My favorite is the Zigzag baby blanket.