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Summer Crocheting

It’s that time of year when most crocheters but their hooks aside and replace them with other crafts and summer time activities but I’m here to say that you don’t have to and that in fact the summer is the perfect time to stitch.
So why stitch in the summer?
1) Great to do in your spare time!
I love stitching poolside, by the beach, at the park or my favorite in the Ac at home while watching a movie.
2) Get a head start on your gift list.
How many of us are up late stitching close to the holidays? I know I am get a head start now and get that throw for your daughter finished.
3)So many great warm weather fibers to fall in love with.
I love cotton. It’s soft, strong and versatile. I love to make warm weather tank tops as well as market bags and clutches.

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Summer Crochet Bucket List

For many Summer, is the perfect time to catch up on their stitching projects that have gotten away from them. For others it is a time to plan out your holiday stitching and fall sheep and wool festivals. For me its all about road trip projects and designing for the fall. So I thought I would come up with a bucket list based on the Summer issue of Chain Two. (For more information visit http://www.chaintwo.com)

Yarn to Try:
– Sylvan Spirit from Green Mountain Spinnery
– Cotton Comfort from Green Mountain Spinnery
-Tatamy by Kraemer Yarns
– Weekend by Berrocco
– Jute Cord
Projects to Stitch:
– Summer Lacy Cowls
-Something to show your All-American Pride
-Great Beachy items like a shawlette or Beach Bag
Places to Visit:
– Local Yarn Shops
-Fiber Festivals
– Farmer’s Markets
– Local fiber farms
Techniques to try:
– Working in the round
– Spike Stitch
– Fpdc and Bpdc
– Chevron
– Openwork
– Filet Crochet
– Beaded Crochet
Event to Participate in:
-Ravelry’s Ravellenic Games

Top yarns to crochet with over the Summer

So it’s summer what should I stitch with? Here are my top choices!
1) Green Mountain Spinnery’s Sylvan Spirit:
It is a great yarn that is composed of Tencel and wool. For those of you who do not know what Tencel is , it’s actually made of tree pulp. How cool is that? It is a breathable yarn that feels great on your hands and keeps you nice and cool when you wear it. It was featured in the spring issue of Interweave Knits and will be a yarn used in our first issue of a digital crochet magazine Chain Two. Keep in eye on http://www.chaintwo.com for more details.
2) Cotton-
Ok this one is a tie. Green Mountain Spinnerys cotton comfort or Brown Sheeps Cotton Fleece. Cotton comfort is 80% wool and 20% cotton. It’s got a great feel while crocheting and again it’s super Eco friendly. Browns sheep cotton fleece is 80% cotton and 20% wool. It comes in a great array of colors. Both will be featured in Chain Two’s first issue as well.

Summer Crocheting

It’s that time of year when most crocheters but their hooks aside and replace them with other crafts and summer time activities but I’m here to say that you don’t have to and that in fact the summer is the perfect time to stitch.
So why stitch in the summer?
1) Great to do in your spare time!
I love stitching poolside, by the beach, at the park or my favorite in the Ac at home while watching a movie.
2) Get a head start on your gift list.
How many of us are up late stitching close to the holidays? I know I am get a head start now and get that throw for your daughter finished.
3)So many great warm weather fibers to fall in love with.
I love cotton. It’s soft, strong and versatile. I love to make warm weather tank tops as well as market bags and clutches.

20120605-163352.jpg