Summer knitting when I already have other projects on the go

Behold the reason why I haven't been knitting as much. The 4x4 box has eaten up all my free time!

Behold the reason why I haven’t been knitting as much. The 4×4 box has eaten up all my free time!

Confession time: I haven’t been knitting a huge amount lately! Why? Because I have been spending most of my time on garden related things. Starting a vegetable garden fully from scratch really is a huge undertaking and there is a ton to learn, but so far it is doing really well. Plus, I’m having a lot of fun. I’ve been blogging about my adventures in gardening too (the link is in the menu), which also is more work but not too bad. However, I have the sneaking suspicion that this knitting blog and my garden blog are going to be a bit of a weird content teeter-totter. In the warm months most of my time and energy will be put towards gardening and other outside activities, resulting in a reduced focus on knitting for that time. And then in the cold months the gardening time will die back and the weather naturally lends itself to indoor time, therefore my focus on knitting can resume.


After saying all this, I AM still knitting this summer. I haven’t stopped by any stretch of the imagination, and I still have knitting plans for this summer.

  • I have a week long vacation to Prince Edward Island coming up in a few weeks, and I will be bringing some knitting with me during that time.
  • I have been thinking a LOT about knitted headrests for my car and I think it is finally time to make it. A plan is in the works.
  • I want to knit a few pairs of long-cuff mittens for my son. He seemed to be running a mitten deficit all winter, always looking for a pair of dry mittens, so if I can get a few pairs done up that would be good. At least two pairs, hopefully closer to five pairs. Don’t have to be pretty, just need to be warm.
  • I’d really like to finish my Fellowship of the Shawl in the next few months. It wouldn’t take me too terribly long if I just found the time to work on it.