Thursday, April 26, 2012

Day 4: A knitter for all seasons? 3KCBWDAY4

Today's topic is:
A Knitter or Crocheter For All Seasons? 3KCBWDAY4
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?

Being a designer I'm usually designing, and thus knitting, things that are currently out of season. Recently I've knit one shawl, and this summer shrug which are appropriate for spring. The rest of my projects are sweaters, gloves, and hats for fall and winter. And come winter I'll be designing/knitting for spring and summer. The hardest part is trying to predict what will be popular the following fall when all the shops are only showing their spring/summer clothes.