Seasonless Knitting

I've never been good at preparing for warm weather knitting.

Every year I say I'm going to start preparing a season ahead, but I never do. All those plans for cute summer tops, but we're a month into the season and all I can think about are fall sweaters. 

Crabtree Cardigan by Maria Yarley, Steampunk Pullover by Julia Farwell-Clay, Cormac Sweater by Leah B. Thibault (all photos copyright their respective publishers)

Crabtree Cardigan by Maria Yarley, Steampunk Pullover by Julia Farwell-Clay, Cormac Sweater by Leah B. Thibault (all photos copyright their respective publishers)

I'm fortunate enough to have some sweater quantities in my stash, so I've started making plans. All of these sweaters are on my must-knit list for this fall. I wanted the Steampunk Pullover last year, but I didn't have the yarn. Somewhere along the line I acquired some Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport, so that will be happening soon along with the Crabtree. I think I am far enough out from knitting that sample that I am ready to knit one for me. But first up (at least currently) is the Cormac Sweater. Did you see the new issue of Knitscene? The whole issue is full of amazing sweaters! It seems I'm not the only one daydreaming of cooler temperatures.

With all this imaginary knitting, I should probably get moving on my current sweater WIP.

Since this photo I have finished the first sleeve on my Peaceful Pullover and picked up for the second. I have this mental picture of wearing it on a beach that is almost enough to get me to brave actually going to the beach (I live in North Carolina, I'm not messing around with our ocean this summer). I'll need to get moving if I want to make that a reality, so if you need me, I'll be in sleeve knitting purgatory.

What about you? Are you seasonal with your knitting or do you prepare your projects in advance?