I try working on small projects, but I am drawn to Mystery Knit A Longs right now. They give me deadlines and if there is a unique learning experience, something to look forward to. In the summer, this is just the drive I need to get knitting, even if it is a little warm.
I am doing a Mystery Knit A Long from Megi Burcl that is actually over, it was posted in parts on Instagram, but the pattern is available as a stand alone now, called Duplicity. I picked it because it has you use two sets of circular needles and a ball of gradient yarn, with one set of needles pulling yarn from outside, and the other pulling it from the inside. Check out some of the cool effects of having outside and inside meeting in the middle.
My next in Queue Knit a Long is Sand Ripples from Laura Aylor. I have seen only a little info about the project, but I am intrigued by the mix of lace weight and DK yarn in the same project, and she has hinted that it will be different than any of her other projects to date...ohhh a mystery. I have done several of Laura's Knit a long adventures and I can tell you that every one of them has been well written and fun. The adventure starts on August 11th and every clue raises the pattern price by fifty cents.
So, that is what I am working on right now, my motivation for summer knitting. Perhaps some of you would like to share your motivation, or favorite summer knitting projects or yarns.