4.26.2012

A Knitter for All Seasons - 3KCBWDAY4


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

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.

Spring

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

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

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.

15 comments:

  1. How funny that your hexipuffs even follow along!

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  2. I do the same thing -- I'm lucky if a wool sweater gets finished in winter! Usually, I bind off sometime in June :-)

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  3. Oh, i love your hexipuffs. Lovely.

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  4. Lovely projects! I especially like the armwarmers with the hearts, and the first of your spring sweaters. That lacy bit is beautiful!

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  5. I love your seasonal breakdown of things, nice way to show it!

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  6. Your projects are gorgeous... Those hexipuffs are so beautiful!!! Is that chevron pattern slip-stitch or stranded?

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    1. Thanks! I used duplicate stitch for the chevron stripes.

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  7. love your autumn scarfs

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  8. The cyclical life of a knitter doesn't always follow the cyclical life of the seasons!! I love your projects!

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  9. Great post! Seasonal hexipuffs are so cute!

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  10. I love the variety of items you knit! I need to branch out some more :)

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  11. Love all your FO's.
    It just feels right to knit seasonally appropriate items during that season. I just can't imagine casting on a cotton tank top in December ; )

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  12. I loved sewing a seasonal breakdown of your projects, what fun. It is also really rather inspiring, thank you!

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  13. Wow, so many pretty projects! Do you have a ravelry account? I loooove your hexies! How did you do the one with the coloured stripes? Did you embroider that on top of it or knit it?

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  14. Hahaha, you're not the only one with this problem!

    I love the seasonal hexipuffs.

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