Thursday, April 26, 2012

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week: Day 4

3KCBWDAY4 A Knitter 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 live in North Carolina where in general, the winter is much more mild than anything you find in the NE, Midwest, Mountain West, etc. The big thing about the winters in central NC is that they can be wildly different from week to week over the course of the Dec-March time period. Some winters are colder than others. Some weeks don't feel like winter at all and other weeks can have snow and 70 degree weather in the same week.

My FO reflects the variable climate:

-I made one sweater for really cold days: Central Park Hoodie (without the hood) made out of Peace Fleece yarn. It's freakishly warm so it has to be realllly cold to wear it.

-I have a sweater for somewhat cool days: Peasy made with Rowan Felted Tweed DK

-And one for spring/fall: Hey Teach made with Brown Sheep Serendipity Tweed

-My building is a ~5 min from my parking deck so a hat is a must! I usually wear this Snowflake hat

My WIP vary as well:

-I have one project for summer on the needles: Allegoro

-One for spring: Alexandria

-One for fall: Perfect Sweater

-A couple for winter: Dark and Stormy and Vodka Gimlet

I tend to work on projects that match the current season which makes no sense because by the time I finish them it's no longer the appropriate season to wear them! Although the summers here are brutal so I'm not inclined to have a pile of wool on my lap when it's 105 out. . .


  1. Love your sweaters! I haven't yet made one for myself, but you've given me some inspiration :)

  2. Wow good for you for photographing so many wips! They all look lovely. :)