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.  Visit here for the blog with info, including some free patterns, and here to check out the books that are available.  I actually used to have a couple of these in my personal library — Weekend Knitting and Last Minute Knitted Gifts.  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.  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:  a cute little chicken egg warmer, some pretty wash cloths, a variety of slippers and socks, and so on.  My favorite is the Zigzag baby blanket.

Happy knitting!