Today's topic was an interesting one because it made me reflect on how very much the seasons influence my creativity. The types of fiber, colors and patterns that I use are all clearly linked to the calender, as shown by the following examples:
Winter knits consist mainly of cozy items like cowls, mittens and sweaters. My fibers of choice for winter are wool, wool blends and alpaca. Cool colors like grays and blues can be found on the needles.
For me, Springtime is a pause between Winter and Summer. So for this transitional period, warm accessories with a hint of green are a good choice, as well as lighter weight sweaters.
Summer is one of my favorite times to knit. I love to experiment with different fibers like hemp, bamboo, linen, corn and cotton. This is also the season when I have the most fun with colors. Projects range from small accessories to shawls and sweaters.
Autumn is my absolute favorite time of the year. Colors that reflect the beauty of the season, like red, orange, brown and gold are my obvious choices for shawls and sweaters. And black for Halloween!
|Even my hexipuffs are seasonal!|
Now I have a confession. At this point, you might be saying to yourself, "Wow, this girl is so organized!" Umm, not quite. While most of these knits were started in the "right" season, many of them were buried unfinished in the knitting basket when the next season came along. So my summer knits often were not finished until the depths of winter. It totally does not make any rational sense, but that's how I roll.