Thursday, April 26, 2012

3KCBWDAY4 - A Knitter or Crocheter for all Seasons

I am taking part of Eskimimi Makes 3rd annual knitting and crochet blog week.


Topic of the Day - 3KCBWDAY4 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?

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Living in the Washington, DC area I am exposed to every season so the weather does not affect my craft because I know that eventually I will be able to wear whatever I make. When it comes to knitting or crocheting yarn is what always dictates what I am going to make next. If I find a yarn that I must have I try to figure out what pattern I can make with it so I can buy enough of it. Then I put it in my project queue. Where on the queue it goes depends on how bad I want to knit it. 

For example right now I am knitting a sweater out of wool, not really the best time to wear this sweater but I was dying to make it because it looks just like a Kate Spade sweater I wanted. You can see here my first progress post on the sweater and below is a current picture of the progress I have made:


My sweater on Alice

I am almost finished with it and I will probably have to wait until the fall to wear it but at least I would have satisfied the knitting monster in me. 

How does the season affect your knitting/crocheting?

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

~Knitting Chica

2 comments:

  1. I think, in the end, satisfying the monster is the most important thing. And it doesn't care if it's -15 degrees out or 110 degrees, it must be answered!

    :)

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    1. Indeed. It is crazy how addictive it can be. All I want to do is learn more and make more stuff.

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