Thursday, April 26, 2012

3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week - Day 4

The prompt for the fourth day is: 
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  absolutely have a seasonal aspect to my crafting!  I live in a climate where I see all four seasons and have hot summers and cold winters.  It will be rare to see me working on a large project such as an afghan during the hot weather.  Maybe if I had air conditioning I would work on anything all year long, but I can't tolerate the extra heat of working on a big, heavy project when it is hot!  I am almost breaking out in a sweat just thinking about that!!

During the warm weather I tend to work on smaller projects like socks - that way I will have lots of socks to wear once the weather cools down again.  During the winter I am very happy to work on large toasty projects.  There is an appreciation for afghans during the cold weather in my home :)  It makes me happy to see my afghans in demand!  Actually the hubby would be quite happy to keep extra afghans on the bed almost all year round - once the temperatures are nice and warm the afghans need to be put away until the cold weather rolls around again.

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  1. I like to knit socks in the summer, too. Can't imagine working on a blanket when it's roasting outside - but in the winter it's nice to work on a project that keeps you warm even before you've finished it. :)

  2. I can't imagine working on a huge blanket any time of the year. I try to work on winter sweaters over the summer so when it gets cold enough to wear them, I'm (theoretically) done!