For some people the term summer knitting is an oxymoron. But those people aren’t hard core knitters like us.
I love the fact that knitting is so portable. You can take with you anywhere you go.
I personally love to knit outside. I live in an apartment, so I don’t have a backyard. I often take my knitting to the park. For me it’s perfect - sitting in the shade helps keep me cool enough that I can still work on wool projects without getting too warm, but I still get the warmth of the sun on my shoulders and maybe even a little color on my pale, pale legs.
I have a blanket that I like to take with me and a light weight camping chair (so my back is supported and I can enjoy hours of uninterrupted knitting time). Some other essentials for outdoor knitting – something to drink, a snack, my iPod, a backup project (in case I get bored with what I am working on) and a hard copy of my pattern.
But the park isn’t the only place for some summer knitting. I know that Betsy (CEY President) loves to knit beach side. For her there is nothing more relaxing than hearing the waves of the ocean break along the shore while pluggin’ away on some stockinette stitch. It becomes almost meditative to her.
Another good place for some summer knitting is pool side. Although I don’t have a backyard, my apartment complex does have a pool and I have recently discovered they are open until 8 PM - which means after work, I can head down there with my knitting and lounge in one of the chairs already provided for me and zone out with my knitting - often a pair of socks, but not always. Of course I will still take something to drink and my iPod for the ultimate knitting experience.
Where is your favorite place to knit/crochet in the summer? Do you venture outside, to the beach or pool, or even the ballpark? Let us know!