Thursday, 26 April 2012

A Knitter or Crocheter for all seasons - 3KCBWDAY4

Do you enjoy browsing all the different blogs who participate in this week's topics? Granted, I do not have the time to read all of them but I already found some really cool ones I have now added to my reader list.

Today we are all nattering away about the following topic:

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?

What an interesting topic, which made me sit back and think hard about it.

Do I craft seasonal ?
Well, I can honestly say that I really do not have a preference for any season when it comes to knitting or crocheting. This may also be the case because for the last year I mainly created pillow cases and blankets and only the occasional scarf/cowl.
Currently I have two projects on the go which could be worn in colder and warmer months and the only reason why I chose them was that I liked the pattern.

Does the local seasonal weather affect my craft?
Not too much, only in the way that when it is really hot I do not craft full stop as my hands will get too sticky after working with the yarn and needles/hook. And also I do not like the added warmth from the project when it is resting on my lap.

In retrospect though I would say that I am more tempted to knit/crochet hats and scarves when it is colder outside, but generally I just go with what I fancy at the time. If I come across a fabulous pattern for a cable jumper in spring, I will go ahead and knit it - even though I may not be wearing of for many months to come.
As with anything, I have to be inspired by it at the time I see it and then I will commit to it then and there. I am not someone who can pre-plan knitting or crocheting.


  1. Finally someone how feels the same as I do on this subject!

  2. Good to hear it confirmed--real knitters and crocheters do it all the time...undeterred!

  3. Yay for non pre-planners! Planning just makes me over think it. Better to go with the flow. Great post

  4. I'm starting to think that we are the 'norm' and people who pln their knitting by the season are the odd ones!!!


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