I’ll be honest. This is my least favorite time of the year for knitting.
It’s not that I mind knitting throughout the summer. Give me a fan or air conditioning and I’m good to go. It’s more that I’m a wool lover, and not so fond of working with cotton. You also have such a short knitting season, especially if you take these years extremely late spring. There are not too many knitters who want to spend their time knitting something that they can only wear for a short time. Add all the other summertime distractions, and knitting just tends to sit on the back burner.
Some of us purists however, are just plain hardcore, and we will knit anytime, anywhere. A few weeks back, I participated in knitting in public event at Coe Memorial Park. Last Friday night I had the chance to once again enjoy a classic rock band in the park. During an evening like that it’s customary to bring along a fairly mindless project, so you don’t have to concentrate. Normally that’s what I would have done, except that I had this project that I just couldn’t get out of my head. I love the colors, the pattern, and I’m figuring out the design as I go.
I know that it’s going to be a bag that will be a sample for the shop, but it’s also going to be my bag, so I’m just a bit obsessed with it being perfect, and because I’m in the throes of a piece of artwork, I just have to work on it. I didn’t want to work mindlessly, but thoughtfully and purposely, so I brought this piece to the park.
So I spent that cool summer evening tapping my foot to some rock & blues while trying to follow my pattern. Good knitting, company, weather, and music. What more can you ask for on a summer night in Torrington?