3KCBWDAY4: Stitching for All Seasons
Day four of Knitting & Crochet Blog week...
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?
Am I a fair or foul weather knitter/crocheter? Both!
I knit pretty much year round. It's what I look forward to doing after a long work day, and on the weekends, and during vacation, and when I'm dreaming lovely dreams of sheepies and alpacas...
Enough said. I lurves some yarn crafting. Summer. Winter. Spring. Fall. Anytime, I'm knitting. And sometimes even crocheting.
I do find that the weather changes my projects though. I tend to work with bulky wool yarns during the fall/winter months, and then switch to working with finer gauge yarns in the warmer months.
One of my recent favorite yarns is Malabrigo Arroyo. It's a sport weight superwash merino wool with unparallelled drape. The colors, no surprise, are amazingly beautiful. Check out the Chircas colorway in my Riverside Cowl pattern:
I'm currently working on several designs for this fall using fingering weight yarns.
Here's a peek at one design (I'll show a larger peek later this week). Sorry it's so small. It's a wee teeny sneak peek!
I'm also furiously knitting a design sample that is due by end of May - wish me luck! The yarn I'm using - which isn't quite available yet, unfortuantely - is perfect for warm weather knitting.
It's a laceweight blend of wool and silk that works up into a silky, lofty, drapey fabric with a hint of sheen. Just gorgeous. I'll share as soon as I can!