Knitting Blankets In Summer??

Why am I knitting blankets as we approach the start of an Australian summer ? It seems I like the idea of knitting a blanket/afghan.

My knitting is not governed by the seasons. I knit regardless of the weather & the temperature.
So as summer approaches I find myself with not one, but 2 afghans on the needles.

Lizard Ridge…I love! I am restricted by the arrival of a new skein from overseas. Last week another finally arrived. It seemed a lot brighter than any I’d previously knit so should add a bit of ‘pop’ to the afghan. This makes 17 blocks in total, and is in colourway# 180.




The other afghan I have started is the Rambling Rows Afghan. It is knit in worsted weight & can be made in 3 sizes. I opted for the large size. I’m using JJ’s Montage in a variegated & 4 shades of Cascade 220.

Basically, it’s a modular style blanket made up of small squares, large squares & rectangles.


Since this photo was taken, I have completed another rectangle in the blue colour (Mallard). It’s a very addictive knit & I’ll be forcing myself to put it aside to get on with some other things.
I finished my son’s jumper, only to find that it is too small. Well, it would have fit him now but not in the middle of next year when the temperature may dip enough to warrant wearing a wool jumper. Of course I don’t have any more yarn so I’ve had to order it & am waiting now on a backorder at the store. Not that I’m in any hurry & it’s a great excuse to begin other projects.

Something I’ve finished in the past week is Kitty Pi. Not my first choice in colours but a great way to use leftovers. Mine is knit with odd bits of Cascade 220 (a great yarn for felting), double stranded & some mystery novelty yarn on the top few rows.

Check out the gallery of Kitty Pi s here.