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 terrible about recongizing the change of seasons and my crafting seems to follow the whims of the weather, and my mood, rather than any sort of order.
I never seem to “prepare” for the season, once winter starts I realize I need/want hats and mitts, but sometimes it is a freak snow storm in April that sends me fleeing back to winterwear despite the fact that summer will be in full force in a couple of weeks. But then again I don’t make sweaters, and living in Ontario I never put my hats, mitts, cowls and scarves too far away because cold spells are not unheard of here in the summer.
One trend I have noticed is a general downswing in knitting in the summer, this may have to do with the fact that for many years I felt quite absurd knitting mittens in July and lace wasn’t the thing for me to be knitting at work. However, this year may be different, in my discovery of sock knitting. Magical, wonderful, adored, socks that can be knit and worn year round and are fun and engaging knits.
So I am terrible for matching up my knitting to seasons, however this may be as much about being a process (vs. product) knitter, I am more interested in actually making the item, rather than wearing the item I am less tied to seasons and more to ooh, shiny, fun pattern and yarn.
Maybe I will be proactive this year and get some winter knitting done in advance, but that is very unlikely, I will just keep knitting the ooh shiny patterns, weather be damned.