The Last Day

…of summer is finally here!!!

As a knitter, I always look forward to this day, but there is something special about summers that evokes freedom and outdoor activities missing in colder temperatures.

Here’s a glimpse of the NYC summer vibes I’ll be dreaming about as I huddle under the covers in January.

Beach Escapes

Rockaway Beach and Long Beach are probably my favorite ones in the city.  Both are easily accessible via public transportation and allow for a welcomed escape from the sweat-infused concrete jungle.

Afternoons in the Park

Despite being full of skyscrapers, New York has quite a few parks all around the city.  I’ve been spending much of my free afternoons laying around in the grass in Central Park and working on knitting projects.  The warm breeze and heat of the sun on your back is the ultimate relaxation.

Road Trips

When the weather does not disappoint, you feel so much more motivation for exploring areas outside of your city.  Hiking and other travel options are just a short drive from the city, making for great weekend getaways.  This year, I went hiking in the Poconos and visited Washington D.C., both for the first time!

What will you miss most about the summer season?

Color Palettes

What colors do you think of as we transition from summer to fall?  For me, it’s all about muted, dusty beach tones for some reason.  It reminds me of a scene at the beach when it’s about to storm.  Pops of wine and soft pastels also come to mind.  As I clear out and edit my yarn inventory, I’m trying to figure out which colors, yarns, and textures to incorporate into the next few pieces.

Image via Linen, Lace, Love

Here are a few color inspirations I’ve been looking through.  What inspires you about color?  Which colors come to mind when you think of the end of summer?

Mark Rothko

I also love the freshness of a warm fall tone with creamy neutrals, as seen on Thrifts and Threads.

What are your favorite colors to wear during this transition?

NYFW Spring 2016

Lovely knit looks from this week’s shows.

Wispy Knit Layers at Ohne Titel

Cocoon Sheaths at Sally Lapointe

Sexy Stripes at Sally Lapointe

Funky printed ponchos at Alice + Olivia

Playful crochet at Alice + Olivia

Translucent at Vera Wang

Which were your favorite shows from New York Fashion Week?  I’d love to hear in the comments below!