My knitting mojo generally goes into hibernation during the summer months. It's too warm to wear most knitted creations and handling fibers like wool just sounds sweaty and unpleasant.
Maybe it's the recent rain and cold weather we've been having in Seattle but I'm feeling inspired to keep the needles out of storage and create some summer knits this year.
There are plenty of projects that are appropriate for warm weather such as; light shawls, sweater tanks, hats or home accessories. Pair these with breathable yarns made of cotton, linen or bamboo and you're ready for some summer knitting.
To help other knitters that may be hitting a summer slump, I'm giving away the book Knitting in the Sun, 32 Projects for Warm Weather and 2 skeins of Soho Summer cotton yarn by Jo Sharp in a really lovely and versatile grey color called, Crete.
To enter, just leave a comment about how you plan to incorporate knitting or crafting into your summer schedule. If you are a follower, leave two comments and double your chances to win! Please remember to leave a way for me to reach you.
This giveaway is open to readers across the world. I will pick a winner on Saturday, July 21.
If you don't win, you can still download a free pattern for the Windansea Sun Hat featured in the book, here.