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26 April 2012

Day 4 - A Knitter 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?

The weather in the UK necessitates a cardigan or cover-up most of the year. I would estimate that 10 out of the 12 months of the year is for general knitting.  With the other months taken up for something lighter.

Currently on my needles is a short sleeved top by Sublime - Morocco which I am knitting in cotton kapok.  I normally don't wear handknits in the summer but felt the need for a change this year.  I do knit cotton hats for my grandson, and little girly tops for friends babies, but not much else is summer weight yarns

I would say that the majority of my knitting is more autumn/winter based.  I love making blankets and throws for the home, these I can just pickup and do at any time.  I also knit lots of hats and scarves.




I do find that my knitting tails off anyway over the summer months as my time is taken up in my garden - some shots of the garden over the last few years









 Plus IF, the weather is hot, there is nothing worse than sweaty palms and yarn!

Hope that you are all enjoying Blog week, so many posts to read so little time.  Thanks for all the great comments thus far

15 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness your garden is Beautiful! Just love the pattern and color combo on your last blanket photo- so soothing.

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  2. More garden photos! Beautiful! Also, I'm so impressed by how many blankets you have made, and they all look fantastic. Also, Morocco is such a nice pattern.

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  3. Your garden is stunning! No wonder you don't get as much knitting done during the summer months when you are tending it!

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  4. With a garden like that, I wouldn't get any crafting done, I'd be outdoors as much as possible just to enjoy it to its fullest! Gorgeous!

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  5. Wow, beautiful blankets and a gorgeous garden!

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  6. Nature will usually eclipse yarn - and your garden is wonderful!

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  7. You really do have a lovely garden, lovely blankets too, I love the zig zag colourful ones!

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  8. Lovely garden Sue, love the vegie patch. I too swing between a love of gardening and a need to knit. I tend to knit only in the evenings as the rest of the time I'm working or in the garden.

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  9. Wow! Such a gorgeous, roomy garden! And so many blankets. I think I envy you!

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  10. agree with the others...your gardens are amazing. WOW. LOvely. And your knitting is lovely as well

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  11. Wow, your garden is absolutely gorgeous! And those blankets are amazing. Knitting things for the home is so fun.

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  12. The blankets are gorgeous! And your garden is beautiful :)

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  13. What do I like best - your knitting or your garden? Both are so beautiful and perfect.

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  14. I just die each time I see a picture of your back yard! How beautiful. Oh I'm green with envy for your blue raised beds ;)

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  15. That's a lot of blankets! They're a big commitment, but you really come through. Nice work!

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