A Knitter or Crocheter For All Seasons?
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 woollens the whole year 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?
I’m not sure I have a “knitting season” so to speak. I knit socks year round, as well as shawls. I do find myself making hats and fingerless mitts in the fall and winter months. Once spring/summer starts to get close I start creating smaller more portable projects because who wants to be knitting a wool sweater outside during the summer?
I do have a few woolen projects that drag on throughout the year like sweaters or blankets just because of their size. They take longer to knit so I rotate them in and out of the active WIPs pile frequently.
Right now on the needles I have a baby blanket, a pair of socks, a shawl, a test knit sweater and soon to be a lacey hat.
As far as my knitting wardrobe changing, I pretty much wear scarves and shawls year round. Here the AC kicks in as soon as the temps get barely above 65 so you can be nice and warm outside and then go inside to the frigid AC cooled rooms. It’s always nice to have a shawl or scarf to wrap around your neck to keep warm. I am definitely a fan of layers for this reason. You can always take some off or add some on to keep yourself at a good temp!