Ode to Lightweight Knitting Projects
I have three projects on the needles not counting the never ending blanket, and all three are taking forever. I know, two are lace weight and the sweater, well it's a sweater. Sometimes I feel like a broken record (vinyl of course) repeating myself about my progress on each one. However, isn't that what knitting is all about?
Knitters have quick and easy projects that are knit up in a few days - the down and dirty instantly satisfying knits. I love those for maximum holiday knitting or for that obscure skein of yarn that I wonder why on earth I bought only one!
I'm attracted to lightweight knitting projects for many reasons. Here are a few:
Lightweight knitting projects make my hands extremely happy, the more tiny the needles the more ease I feel knitting.
In the summer, having a wispy pile of lightweight wool on my lap makes me happy. Summer is not the time for worsted weight wool in a large project.
Sweaters in lightweight wool fit me and can be worn all year round. I get maximized wearing hours!
Lightweight projects can tuck inside a lovely project bag and then into a purse. The portability is divine and I'm never idle when I waiting for my husband while he looks at bikes. Yep, lightweight projects work wonders in a bike shop.
Lightweight wool yields to yards and yards of pleasurable knitting. A tiny balled up skein a wool can pack nearly 437-800+ yards of knitting bliss. Sigh. That just makes me swoon when I think about it.
Links to my projects: The Perfect Sweater Whiteout Shawl granny smith wrap shawl
I'd love to know what weight wool you like to knit with and the reasons!