And the livin’ is easy.

Or it will be, when winter is actually over. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m ready. I’m done with the dark, the snow, and the cold. I can’t be the only one because all I see on Pinterest and Ravelry right now are cute, breezy, summer tops. While I don’t want a classic Kansas, freezing-to-broiling weather phenomenon, I am trying to prepare for that with a couple of knits at the top of the queue:

Gully by Leah B. Thibault
© Whitney Hayward

I’ve already cast on this Gully top by Leah B. Thibault. I purchased yarn for it last year, actually, but seeing all of these tops reminded me about it. I’m using Universal Cotton Supreme, and it feels sooo nice on my hands. I can already tell this will be a go-to this summer.

Reef Knot Tank by Sarah Wilson

I’ve had this Reef Knot Tank in my pattern stash for longer than I’ve planned to knit the Gully! It was designed by my good friend Sarah, the Sexy Knitter. Sexy it is. I’ve waited this long because I doubted I could pull it off. Having overcome that insecurity, I purchased some Lindy Chain from the last Knit Picks sale, and plan to cast that on next!

Foam sweater by Camelia Mit
© camexia

I found this one on Pinterest, and as often happens on that platform, the pin did not link back to the designer. It took me a long time, but eventually I found it: Foam by Camelia Mit. That same day, on the Fiber Equipment Exchange group on Facebook, someone was selling a 3/4 lb. cone of the exact yarn I needed for $8. Able to take a hint, I put my offer in immediately. I can already picture it over a swimsuit at the lake.

What summertime projects are you working on? Let me know in the comments.

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