Small projects are obviously great for warm weather, when you actually don’t want the warmth of your whole project in your lap. (One of my favorite things about knitting.) So it may seem counterintuitive, but I’m thinking about blankets. Specifically granny square blankets. I’ve run across some wonderful atypical examples lately. And the beauty of granny squares — as I recall, anyway; haven’t made one in 25 years — is they’re quick and fun to make. You could crank them out all summer, let them stack up, and then spend some time in the fall stitching them all together, the blanket literally growing on your lap as the days get cooler. Is that standard operating procedure?
RIGHT: Muita Ihania