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I live in Florida where we have all of about 3 days of winter. It's hard to come up with ideas for knitting projects. I plan on making sweaters for everyone for next winter (probably won't be able to get dh's knit this winter). But we only need so many hats and sweaters, and probably never a scarf. I'm making dd a summer dress with a lightweight cotton, but that is taking forever. What other things would you suggest? DD only needs so many soakers and ds won't wear them.
 

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Well, I live in Hawaii, which is just as bad - if not worse. I make tons of stuff --little felted pillows, purses, soakers, stuff for my family on the mainland, washcloths, blankets, you name it! Lightweight cotton tank tops and shawls are always nice too. If you want some pattern resources, LMK <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Recently, I've really gotten into making toys. I'm not sure how old your children are, but there are some adorable knitted doll and knome patterns at <a href="http://www.weirdolls.com" target="_blank">www.weirdolls.com</a>.<br><br>
The only thing I get really bummed about is socks. We just don't wear em here and they are so fun to knit. Oh well, thats the price we pay for paradise, I suppose!
 

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tanks, vests, bags, washcloths, lacy shawls, all come to mind. And, you can always knit for charities like project linus, warm up america, or any nicu will welcome little tiny hats <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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There's also the Snuggles Project. You can knit, sew, or crochet small blankets for animals in shelters. Most of them have just newspaper in their cages, so I'm sure having something soft to snuggle against would be nice for them. They have a really nice website where you can look up shelters in your area that take donations. If none do, then you can ship them directly to the project itself and they will distribute them. I'll be making some this spring. We got our dog from a shelter, and we love him so much - seems like it would be kind of a "thank you."<br><br>
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