We are in the midst of summer and many of you have your minds on road trips, days on the beach and basically doing anything you can as long as it takes place outside.
Summer gives you a sense of freedom, mainly because you aren't held captive in your home due to inclement weather or early darkness. You take advantage of warm temperatures and long days by scheduling outdoor activities.
Don't forget to schedule some time for knitting projects.
That’s right, just because you are spending the bulk of your free time outside doesn't mean you have to skip out on your favorite activity. Buy a knitting tote bag and it is quite easy to bring your project with you wherever you go.
Beach time can be knitting time, picnic time can be knitting time and even vacation time can be knitting time, especially if you take a road trip. You will want to spend as much time knitting in the summer because there are just so many cool things to knit.
Friendship bracelets are fun to make, bright and the quintessential summer knitting project. They are portable, don't require any special tools and are easy to work on when in the car, on the beach or even at a campfire.
Oh, and people love receiving them.
Like friendship bracelets. Coasters are easy to make, portable and fun. Plus, they are a practical project as coasters are a much-needed household item for many, especially in the summer when sweaty drink glasses are all around.
When you are hauling around minimal items like your bikini and some flip flops, all you really need is a minimal backpack. Of course, the backpack you knit will be super-cute and much nicer than anything you will find at the department stores.
A knitted pillow is a unique item you can knit that adds a little zest to your couch or chair. Plus, there is nothing like lying your head on a cool, knitted pillow when the temperatures are on the rise.
Protect your iPad from the sand and other debris you are sure to encounter at the beach or when you go on a picnic. You can knit a patterned iPad case or even add a cute animal.
Everybody loves knitted socks and knitters love to knit socks. This is a no brainer, knitting socks in the summer is a must as they are an easy project that enables you to get very creative. Besides, you don't have to think very long before coming up with somebody you know who needs a pair of knitted socks.
Summertime is a great time to knit baby booties, baby hats and baby sweaters. Why? Well, because anytime is a good time to knit baby stuff. It’s not like any baby stuff you knit will ever go to waste, you have plenty of friends and family and somebody is bound to give birth at some point in the next year.