Knitting the day away... (I wish)
It seems like an odd choice for a summer project, I realize, but I've been working on knitting a new scarf the last couple weeks. I found this beautiful pink and cream variegated yarn and thought it would make a fabulous addition to my wardrobe. It's coming along nicely, and using the loom the project simply flies, especially considering I only have a little bit of time to give to it each day. (In case you're wondering since you can see I'm using a round loom, you just sew the ends together at the bottom after you've reached the length you want, and add some fringe if desired. The scarf is automatically two-ply because of the round loom, so it is extra soft and fluffy.)
I made a scarf last year on a slightly larger round loom – they're called "Knifty Knitters," I believe, and I found mine at Michael's. Anyway, the scarf I made last year turned out pretty good, especially considering it's the first thing I ever knitted in my life. I did it in an autumn blend (see below) and it looks great at that time of year. It's very soft and warm and LARGE, since I used nearly two skeins. I decided my next scarf would be smaller, so I chose a smaller loom this time and am only using one skein. I'll post a photo when I'm done; it should be pretty cute.
Once I'm done with this, I'm going to take a knitting class and learn how to knit the old-fashioned way like my Grandma always has. I'd love to graduate to making a shawl, and then a blanket. Another way to bring more beauty and warmth into the world, if you will.