Seasonal knitter?

@peavey (16600)
United States
September 15, 2007 8:18pm CST
Do you knit more when the weather is cool or cold? I find it hard to really get going when it's hot, but when it starts to cool off in the fall, I start getting all these ideas I want to make!
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• Australia
28 Sep 07
I prefer to knit when its cooler, but do knit all year round. Summer knitting is good for preparing for the upcoming winter, winter time you get ready with your summer wears :o)
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@peavey (16600)
• United States
28 Sep 07
Yeah, I keep telling myself that I need to make things in the summer to be ready for cold weather, but I just never can seem to get going when the weather's hot.
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@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
18 Sep 07
Oh, definitely. I prefer to knit when it's cooler, although I get ideas year round. I just don't feel like picking up the knitting needles until fall. I like to sew in the summer, though.
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@peavey (16600)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I don't sew much any more, but I enjoy embroidery and needlepoint during knitting "off-season."
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@SaraCate (184)
• Canada
18 Sep 07
Yes, I do. I knit some throughout the year, but more once late summer/fall sets in. I think there are a couple of reasons: as the weather turns colder, once winter is in 'full swing', I stay in more; Around the beginning of September, I start winter holiday crafting - especially gifts - in earnest; and (realated to the first reason) there's less 'other' work to do, particularly with planting, maintaining, harvesting, and preserving a garden! I do think there's just a 'comfort' thing about knitting something warm when it's cold out, too, though. :)
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@peavey (16600)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I agree. Although I can come up with logical reasons, the real one is the comfort thing - knitting just goes with cold weather. :)
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
16 Sep 07
Hi peavey. I am a knitter and I knit year round. I live where it is quite warm most of the time, so I tend to focus on bags, purses, scarfs, and shawls. Plus, I am left-handed,so when I try to do sweaters or things that have uneven edges, it doesn't go well. Some types of decreasing stitches also don't look right. I've deduced that items end up being backward. So, I have to be careful about the patterns I choose to knit. Anyway, it's year round for me! PearlGrace
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@peavey (16600)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I can't imagine knitting lefthand, but I'm sure you're not the only one! :)
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@IcyCucky (361)
• United States
16 Sep 07
Yes, I do. Something about cool air that make me want to knit. It is fun to do. I am like you, ideas flow into my head easier. I like to make hats, scarves, and mittens. I found it very relaxing. I bring it every where with me, at the soccer field, practices, and while waiting. What do you usually make?
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@peavey (16600)
• United States
16 Sep 07
I make a lot of different things. I dragged out a blanket I made last year and am just now finishing an extension to it. I want to make a hobo bag next. I like to knit socks and lace doilies, too, hats, mittens and gloves, sweaters and jackets, dish cloths, towels... just about everything! :)
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• United States
13 Oct 11
well i do not tend to knit depending on what season it is i just tend to knit whenever i feel like it or i have the time to dedicate to knitting (which is not very often) but i think i knit more in the winter because it is so cold outside and i do not like the cold weather so i stay inside most of the day during the winter and knitting is one of the ways i occupy my time but during the summer and warmer months when i am outside more often i do not have all that much time to knit because i am busy doing other things
@alamode (3073)
• United States
16 Oct 07
After a long list of injuries and problems, the first craft I was able to get back innto was knitting. I always have a project going by my chair, so I can sit and do a few rows whenever the mood strikes. My last afghan was done in the winter, because it covered me while I worked it and kept me warm! It's pine green and natural in a repeating tree pattern, and is the favorite thing to snuggle with around here.