When the tomatoes have finally hit the market in full force and the eggplant is trickling in – that’s how I know summer is starting (slowly, slowly) to come to a close. Personally though I love the summer produce, the heat and humidity just do me in. And obviously as a knitter, I LOVE being able to wear sweaters again.
I’ve actually been knitting a sweater that isn’t one of my own designs – Hanne Falkenberg’s Diva jacket, in dark olive and cyclamen. It’s all fingering weight garter stitch, in a sticky, wooly yarn, and I can’t wait to get it worked up. It starts at the center back, and you increase in stripes similar to a triangle shawl for the lower part of the body. It’s not too interesting, but not boring either. And perfect take-along knitting!
Still sneaking in a bit more summer knitting, though – my second version of this little shrug is off the needles and has even been worn once already! I’m trying to finish up the pattern for one more quick summer piece to help transition into fall.