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A Knit For All Seasons

Are you a seasonal knitter/spinner? Do you find that you knit or spin more in the cooler months and as the weather heats up the projects drop off?

I find that more often than not I am not a seasonally affected when it comes to my crafting. I’m more driven by time/availability than the temperature outside. Granted, a year ago I moved to Ireland and the weather changes here are moderate, but even in the heat of the summer in Ohio I would still find myself knitting or spinning in my spare time. ┬áThe only reason I may see a slow down in warmer months would be the fact that I am actually out doing things, not a conscious “it’s to hot to knit” type reason.

As a mater a fact, one of my busiest months for spinning is in the summer due to Tour De Fleece! Last summer I spun 15 yarns in the month of June, fiber from 10 different sources and multiple new to me techniques were tried:










































The Ravelympics every other year in July/August also tends to increase my knitting in the warmer months. In 2010 I finished up a large wrap and a baby blanket for my little Muffin who I was expecting the following February:



































And I’m already in planning stages for both events this summer :) The goal for TdF will more likely be 20 – 25 yarns, and I want to spin for projects I plan ti knit as part of the Ravelympics. Much planning afoot!

Now it’s your turn, are you a knitter for all seasons? Or do you find you change your projects by season?