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?
This is an interesting question, that I’ve actually thought about a lot over the years. I do seem to knit year round, but I don’t seem to manage to knit in preparation for seasons. My dale of norway sweater is probably one of the first sweaters I started in preparation for winter. Of course things derailed, so I didn’t have it in time anyway, but it was the plan! Usually I am inspired to knit for the current season, which never seems to end well.
While my projects have variable seasonality, the activity itself has less. While summer heat is less conducive to knitting, my winter activities don’t give me much time to knit. I bring it with me to the mountain, so this year when the weather didn’t cooperate I did get some good knitting in while my daughter skied. However, when it’s nice I like to be out skiing.
When my daughter was younger, I used to spend time waiting while she was in ballet, and was able to knit a lot during those times. Now that she is older, I can run errands while she’s in dance and other activities, so I have less of that knitting time. However, I do manage to find other time, be it riding to different ski areas, or when we travel in the summer, or before softball games.
So, all in all I’d have to say I don’t slow down at any time, because I’m not that fast to begin with.