Today’s topic of the Knitting and Crochet Blog Week Event is to discuss the seasonality of your knitting — does what you knit change with the weather or throughout the year? I think this is an excellent question and I am very much regretting the fact that as you read this I am on a boat and thus do not/did not/will not have the time to answer this question as fully as I’d like.
For instance, if I’d had the time, you’d be seeing a lovely photo of apple trees in bloom taken at the local orchard I drive past every day:
That photo would’ve set the tone of the post. Spring! Seasons! Seasonality! It all ties in nicely.
Then I’d analyze at length the patterns I see in my knitting. I’d discuss when I start certain types of projects and when I tend to finish others. I’d try to parse out the reasons for these patterns and perhaps there’d even be a table or a chart involved, because I do love me some Microsoft Excel.
Instead, I’ll just tell you that I mostly knit socks and shawls year-round, with a rash of smaller accesory-type projects that breaks out from October-March during gift-giving season. Nothing says “Happy Holidays!” like making a whole bunch of worsted- or bulky-weight hats that I can bust out in a couple of evenings. Someday I’ll get a handle on how long it takes me to make things and plan ahead and start earlier. Perhaps I should start now, even. (There’s a thought.)
I apologize for my halfway attempt at meeting this challenge but perhaps this will make up for it:
My Fiasco is a LOLcat. And the best part is, I didn’t even make this picture–some of his classmates did. I think that speaks volumes to the kind of presence he brings to a classroom. Oh boy…