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 am… really not sure how to answer this! Let’s look at the facts:
- I’ve primarily knitted smaller things throughout my knitting career—socks and shawls are perennial favorites. Those can be knit at any time of year, and indeed usually are. I don’t wear many socks or shawls during the warmer months, but I still knit them. And I have knitted a couple of tanks, but I’m finding that cotton, which I used to knit both tanks, gets stupidly heavy and hot when there’s a lot of it, so I haven’t worn the tanks nearly as much as I would like. I think I need to try some a linen-blend or something, but I really love wool.
- In July of 2010, I crocheted myself an afghan. Because 30 squares of crocheted wool in your lap in the summer with no air-conditioning is a good plan. /not
I will say that my knitting used to be more informed by my location, rather than the seasons. In Florida, one does not need a knitted anything as it only ever gets cold enough for warm garments for maybe three days out of the year. This did not stop me from becoming a sock knitting addict, far from it, but the one garment that I knit while I lived there has been rarely worn (it needs some doctoring, one of the many things I plan to do this summer).
Maybe if I primarily knit more garments, I’d see more of a trend, but I feel as though I simply knit what I feel like knitting, when I feel like knitting it.