Summer knitting calls for small projects, like socks! I’ve started an easy-to-enter KAL (knit-along) for knitting in the heat.
Is it boiling hot where you are? It certainly is where I am in Florida. I mean, it’s always somewhat hot here, but it is seriously unbearable lately! From what I can see, the heat is definitely more extreme in most places.
No matter the weather, though, I can’t imagine putting down my needles. Knitting is a year round activity for me. You just won’t find any blankets or garments on my needles until September comes.
Socks – A Perfect Summer Project
Socks are one of my favorite items to knit, but especially when it’s way too hot to have knitting in my lap. Look at these sweet ankle socks! I knit them up a couple weekends ago. The pattern is quite simple but the real wow-factor is how comfy they are to wear! (I’ll post about them very soon with details on the pattern – yay!) Need pattern inspiration in the meantime, take a look here…
Early Christmas Knitting?
Yup, count me in for the early Christmas knitting! This whole “Christmas in July” thing used to bug me, but if you want to give handmade gifts, you really have to start early. Trust me on this… I’ve had plans to gift a bunch of hand knits and waited to start until way too late. Plus, I inevitably want to knit other things around the holidays, too, not just gift items at a rushed pace. Take my advice… grab some holiday yarn and cast on a pair, then tuck them away. You’ll be so happy you did when gift giving season comes along!
Alright, enough blathering about why I have socks on the go right now, let’s get to the KAL details!
On Ravelry, I have a group called EliseMarieKnits with all sorts of fun discussion groups ongoing. Everyone is absolutely welcome to join! There is a “Sock Stories KAL” link in the group where you can post your KAL entries. It is open until September 1st, 2023 – very few rules to enter, just knit any socks of any length and style (no baby socks this time) and you’re entered for every pair you finish!
Not on Ravelry? That’s okay! You can email a photo of your finished socks to email@example.com
What’s the deal with KALs… I’ll be honest, I never used to take part in them, I just didn’t get it. But here’s the deal, it’s wildly fun to share your knitted creations and there’s a prize at the end for the “winner” selected randomly. Nothing to lose, and maybe you’ll win some gorgeous yarn from this one!
(yarn shown below is not the actual prize, but it will be a hand-dyed sock set!)