"The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away." David Viscott

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Crochet and Summer Heat

It's the middle of June, and the heat of summer is just starting.  It can be difficult to motivate yourself to crochet when it's hot.  Therefore, I have come up with a few tips to keep those projects from being put in the closet and actually finished!


If you want to make afghans as Christmas gifts, you really should be working on them.  They take a lot of time, and you do not want your holiday spirit dampened by worry that it won't be completed.  Therefore I suggest making squares.  There are literally hundreds of different afghan squares to choose from, they are portable, and do not cover your lap while you're working on them.

Sweaters/Jackets/Large Wool Items

Save these projects for early morning, before the day heats up.  Even if you only complete a row or two each day, you'll be much more likely to have it done before it's needed when the weather turns cold again.


These are probably the most popular of summer projects, as they are small and extremely portable.  Best of all, they make excellent gifts!

Baby Items

A baby won't wait until your project is done to be born.  Go ahead and get it done over the summer!  Baby-weight yarn is notably light and therefore easy to work with when it's hot.

In general small items are easiest to work on when the weather gets uncomfortably warm.  It's okay to have several projects going at the same time, and think of how much you can accomplish!

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