3KCBWDAY4 Day Four - Thursday 26th April, 2012 Do You Knit or Crochet For All Seasons?
|Knit Crochet Blog week|
Do I knit differently depending upon the season? Hmmmm, I really don't know. I have become so consumed with new projects, new skills, new yarns and hence, I guess it doesn't matter that much what the season is, as long as I can be knitting. But does the temperature affect what I will work with? Again, I am not sure if I can answer, as long as I can play with fiber and sticks, I am happy.
I have not been knitting daily for that long, and when I look back over my projects and the times when I started them I don't see any pattern. But that is because up until a year ago, I was knitting much more sporadically. Now, I feel like a day is a disappointment if I don't get at least an hour in on a project.
Here's what my project page shows for Spring/Summer seasonal knitting.
June July 2009
Cast on Toeless Yoga Socks, Slippers and a few cowls. This was my first attempt at socks and at cables.
Cast on a number of things that ended up getting frogged or relegated to the back of the closet. Decimal Sweater, Ribbon Tank, both are still partly done, but I think I made a bad match of yarn to pattern. I also made and finished some accessories, Felted Bag, Cinnamon Hat, Cinnamon Kitty and Ruby Hoodie. I was experimenting with felting and even attempted a pretty complicated zippered jacket. I must say I am happy with only one of these projects, the others are a bit of an embarrassment.
|Nigh Duck bag|
|Baltic Tea Leaves|
This spring was a time of success and happy matching of yarn to project; there are quite a few completed sweaters. This is when the committed knitting got underway.
Cast on Pike Vest, Manana Sweater, Baltic Tea Leaves, and Olive Favorite Cardigan. I also made the Nigh Duck during the Blog Hub Yarn Swap. These projects weren't really seasonal so much as a foray into more complicated knitting. Lacy stitches, cables, fit; I was happy with the results.
|Montague in Malabrigo Gruesa|
|Iced in Brown Sheep Nature Spun yarn won in Windsor Button Red Line Crawl drawing|
Cast on Bridgewater Shawl, Sugar Maple Socks, Montague Bulky Lace Vest, Woodland Shawlette, Wholehearted Shawl, Iced Baked Beans.
This spring I cast on a large number of things, many more than in prior years. I don't think I was knitting for the season as much as working with yarns I had picked up on sale or used to decrease the stash. I have ten projects from this season and they aren't really seasonal so much as projects that were selected for new skills to be practiced or to create something in a color I craved.
So, am I a seasonal knitter? I don't think so, but there are a number of summer patterns in my queue. You'll have to check back and look at what gets cast on and finished in the next month or two.