Sumter, South Carolina
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May in South Carolina.

The weather here is turning warm. Good news for those eager to plant crops or just end what seemed like an unusually long winter. At least for here. After all, we did get snow twice! 😀

And spring is running behind normal.  At least that’s what the farmers tell me.

For knitters the changes in seasons bring new challenges. For one thing, it’s time to consider changing fibers and maybe patterns. Like considering fibers other than wool. Even in air conditioning, somehow wool yarn and the Southern heat just don’t mix … at least I don’t think so … at least not today! 😉

So, I’m looking at my yarn stash to see what’s next. Cotton seems interesting just now. I’m working on some free dishcloth patterns I hope to have up shortly. And I’ve decided to experiment with crochet cotton thread. While knitting with one strand may produce a lovely lace, two strands can increase the color options.

Right now, I’m looking at black and navy blue. One strand of each should make an interesting fabric. Stockinette stitch knit in the round seems like an easy way to start. So far, it certainly seems lightweight.

Navy and black crochet cotton on circular needle

First few rows

I think I’ll make a small purse.  At least, that’s the plan for now!

In the meantime, it’s time to get back to knitting …

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