I'm all set with summer. I don't hate summer, but I love fall the most and the heat has overstayed it's welcome.
Soo... I'll start with Muir, which I started a year and a half ago! This was kind of an in-between projects project and I'm going to miss knitting it.
I used three skeins of DROPS Alpaca, CO 93 st instead of 125, doing 2 pattern repeats instead of 3, and only 8 repeats of the whole chart - this is much smaller than the original pattern. For the BO I was running out of yarn, so I BO 3 st between each picot instead of 2. I still ran out of yarn and had to snip a tail from another end to do the last dozen stitches or so! I really have a knack for taking it to the last inch of yarn.
So, there it is, you will be seeing no more summer productions from me. Truthfully, I have always disliked most summer clothes and I LOVE fall clothes, the colors, sweaters, jeans, boots, scarves, all of it [add: LAYERS! I love layers. My favorite part of fall clothes].
And you know what I'm going to do? As I make each piece, I'm going to pack it away, one by one, in a nice little box and I'm not going to look at it again. Come October (because we all know September is not fall down here) it will be like a birthday present/Christmas/fall shopping surprise! Oh my goodness. I can't wait.
[A commenter made me think of a tip for anyone knitting this project - to be able to find where I left off, I placed a safety pin on the first picot of every chart repeat, that way I could just count picots to where I left off]
Note to self when blocking lace: keep it pretty wet because by the time you've got all the wires and pins set up, it is dry and still scrunched up.