That August heat

The heat and humidity keep creeping up and up lately. I had good intentions to keep focus on Carpino for SSKAL15, and I was doing well. I’m a few more increase rows away from separating the sleeves. But even fingering weight wool was too much the past few days. I had some Knit Picks Cotlin in Surf that was set aside for possible dishcloths or a hand towel, but suddenly it seemed much more important to cast on yet another Gemini (my fourth) to have some cotton and linen in my hands instead of wool. geminiOddly enough, my first Gemini began in nearly the exact same way during the exact same time of year. I guess I have some pretty strong patterns. The yarn for my first Gemini was slated to be cotton napkins, but I decided I had enough and it was pretty enough for a top instead. I started that one on August 8 two years ago. This one I started on August 6. A little freaky, eh?

This time I didn’t have enough stashed so I just ordered a few more skeins. It might not be the same dye lot, but I’m counting on the consistency that will likely come from this being a big company with probably pretty standard dyeing. If it’s not similar enough I guess I can stripe some skeins. I might make 3/4 length sleeves like Jane Richmond’s example to make this more of a transitional piece. I guess I’ll see how hot it is when I get closer to the finish!

7 thoughts on “That August heat

  1. Well, you’ve inspired me…I’ve had some Cotlin I. A deep plum set aside for this exact pattern for about two years. It’s time to cast on!!

  2. The colour is beautiful (although I’m not such a great fan aof teal … But you can totally wear it!🙂 ). I started a swatch with (argh!) Micro fiber😉 but that was too warm as well. NOt it is set aside for when the temperatures get a little lower …

  3. What a beautiful color! Air conditioning is what has helped me stay focused on my SSKAL15 sweater.😛 Although I did have to force myself not to work on socks in order to finally make progress on the body…

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