...Cleaver that is... and I'm okay with that! With all of her glorious motherly ways.
I want to be the mom who bakes, sews and knits.
The only issue is... I don't really do any of those things well, so here's me sharing with you all my 101's.
Laugh with me or at me, I don't care. I just hope I can evolve during this process!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

3KCBWDAY4 - A Knitter or Crocheter For All Seasons?

A Knitter or Crocheter For All Seasons?
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?

 I live in a four seasons kinda place. And when its the cold seasons... it seems brutally cold! Although some of my more northern family would laugh at me for saying that, but its all relative! I've been knitting for a little over 12 months now and didn't start off knitting for summer. I started by knitting baby blankets. Cause that's the beginner kind of thing to do. As fall came I realized I wanted to knit people Christmas presents. And cowls, snoods and neckwarmers were the next easiest thing to do.

Oh and dishcloths.
So I knit up a few cowls. Christmastime is Wintertime. And Wintertime lasts til... uhm, this week here apparently. So that's good use of winter knits. And I was thinking of putting down the needles for summer and sewing instead.

Say What??? What was I thinking? luvinthemommyhood started a Tops, Tanks & Tees KAL and heck yes, I could knit myself something to show off this summer? And when people asked, "Did you knit that yourself?" I could proudly say, "Yes!" (Cause for years the answer has been, "No, my lovely mother did." And I want to say, "Yes, I did!"

So I'm knitting Coachella and can't wait for it to come together.
I'm only a few rows past this photo where I stopped to try it on and find out that the neckline hangs really l o w on me.

So all that to say, I'm probably going to be a seasonal knitter.


  1. I'm still at the dishcloth and baby blanket stage, so too soon to tell... :)
    I'm loving the colour choice for your Coachella.

    1. And that's a great stage to be at! And then suddenly you'll want to branch out. Come on Pinterest and find some awesome crochet patterns to do it!

  2. I love my knitted dishcloths!
    I mostly knit in the evening and sew during the day - that way I can do both all year round!
    I thought you said that you were probably going to be a "seasoned" knitter - I had to read it twice! You've made some lovely bits already - I think it is true!

    1. I do agree. Dishcloth knitting is fun. I've bought so many cottons and have tried different designs.
      And funny you mention 'seasoned'.
      When I posted this to my Facebook page I wrote, "Seasonal! not Seasoned. BIG DIFFERENCE."

  3. I love this post, made me smile. Your cowls and scarves are stunning, and I can't wait to see the finished KAL!


  4. Man, I can hardly believe this was your first year of knitting. You did an AWESOME job! After reading your earlier post, I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree ;)

  5. Your knits are beautiful, I especially like the gray scarf with ruffles. Makes me want to try knitting again. I am just so slow at it and crochet is much faster for me. Nothing really compares to the fineness of knit things though.


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