People have expressed surprise that I continue knitting in warm weather. They seem to think that it should be confined to the cooler months. I'll concede that knitting is in its fully glory during the fall and winter, when knitters everywhere curl up on their couches and armchairs working on big woolly afghans that cover their laps. But there's no reason to stop knitting when the temperature rises. You just have to adapt and move on to smaller projects that don't cover half your body. What better time to work on hats, mittens, and scarves for the upcoming winter? You want to have those items done before the first cold snap, not when you're already standing at the bus stop freezing to death. This is also a good time to get started on any holiday gifts you want to make. It's better than waiting until the last minute (as I have done to my regret). If you do charity knitting, you're most likely making smaller items, so those can be done when it's warm. If you do want to do something bigger, such as a sweater (for yourself, of course--you do need a light summery sweater, don't you?), there are plenty of lightweight cotton and linen yarns out there now and beautiful patterns to go with them. With the huge array of choices we have now, knitting truly knows no season.
Dawn: The thought of spinnning yarn with sweaty hands is not pleasant. I don't blame you for refraining. Maybe you should make unisex gifts for your family so it won't matter whose name you get. ;-)