A Knitter or Crocheter For All Season?
As spring is in the air in the northern hemisphere and those in the southern hemisphere start setting their sights for the arrival of winter, a lot of crocheters and knitters find that their crafting changes along with their wardrobe. Have a look through your finished projects and explain the seasonality of your craft to your readers. Do you make warm woolens the whole yer through in preparation for the colder months, or do you live somewhere that never feels the chill and so invest your time in beautiful homewares and delicate lace items. How does your local seasonal weather affect your craft?
My philosophy on knitting is to knit as inspiration strikes. Actually, this is not true, I usually have a plan of things I intend to make, but I never stick with them. Instead I get myself sucked into things like the Great Cowl KAL or sidetracked by some pretty yarn that I must knit RIGHT NOW. But as a whole, I tend to knit whatever I feel like, regardless of the season.
As a caveat, I do live in North Carolina. Nine months out of the year I do not knit with bulky wool. It just isn't fun. Instead I knit mostly lighter weight sweaters and smaller items like socks, shawls, and hats. I hear a lot of knitters, even those who love to knit socks, claim that they cannot wear their socks in the warmer months. I work at a place that requires socks and shoes, so I've always got some on. And to keep ahead of any blow outs, I've pretty much become a year round sock knitter.
I keep playing with the idea that I am going to knit ahead by a season, but that really is not practical around here. I might feel like knitting a worsted weight hoodie, but only if I drape myself over an air conditioning unit in the middle of the night and have a lot of ice standing at the ready. Looking at last year's knitting I can tell you exactly when we went from chilly to hot.
I knit Rondeur in April and did not go back to warm knits until October when I knit up Twisty Frosted Violets.
As we are moving into summer I have already pulled out my tank tops and skirts, put away my sweaters, and settled my Rocky Coast Cardi on the wip shelf until I am ready to work with worsted weight again.
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