Let's revisit some summer knits then, in honor of the fact that it might actually even rain today in San Diego:
My yarn of the month for (gulp!) June was this hank of laceweight from Morehouse Merino farms. It had been gifted to me by a friend, and marinating in the stash since either my last year of college or first year of med school (circa 2001-2003). It's a lovely single ply in bright, hand-dyed colors, and finally I got to use it.
Merino Ribbon Scarf
Pattern: Lace Ribbon Scarf from Knitty, Spring 2008
Yarn: Morehouse Merino laceweight, 1 hank, Santa Fe colorway
Needles: US 6 or 7, I forget
Notes: Great, easily memorized pattern. I'm not in love with the color flashing across the scarf, but I did enjoy knitting it.
Best Thing About This Project: Memories of a sunny summer in Providence, all brought back while knitting it.
I cannot at all recall when I finished this second summer scarf. I do know that I was working on it during the trip to Pennsylvania for my wedding in April, so it's been a while. It was a great portable project, as well, with just enough interest.
Pattern: Lacy Kerchief from Interweave Knits, Summer 2005 (a great issue)
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, old put up, colorway Candy Blue
Needles: US 8
Notes: I didn't make this quite as long as called for in the pattern, and it's still very very long. With the garter stitch, though, it's very scrunchy and looks great wrapped.
Best Thing About This Project: I love this color.
Now I'm heading out to see if I can catch some rain. Wouldn't that be fun?