For the sweater I left with my aunt, I made a matching hat. I knit 1.5-2 inches in garter stitch (in the round), and then knit until it measured about 5 inches total in length and then gradually decreased. It was very interesting to see how the self-striping yarn changed so much in the hat compared to the sweater. The sweater "pooled" a bit, but to me, that was okay and even interesting how there was a side that had more blue, and the other had more brown.
When I was at Joanne Fabrics with my aunt choosing buttons for the In Threes baby sweater I was knitting for her, I found these adorable sailboat buttons. What sweeter momento could I have than sailboat buttons from the Ocean State? They looked close enough to the second In Threes sweater I had started, so I took the chance and got them.
They matched perfectly! The sweater is knit from a swingy, 100% bamboo tape that feels perfect for summer, beach knitting and wearing.
I also finished several baby projects I had, mainly using stripes to incorporate those little balls too small to use for an entire hat, but too big to toss.
I also finished sewing on the arms and legs for another Wrap-Me-Up Puppy. The blanket for the puppy was crocheted from the same purple as the hat above, so I'm thinking they might become a gift set.
Have you had more time to knit this summer? Are there any projects you've been working on? Please comment below!