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Summer Knitting

Written by Sarah on April 4th, 2013 Posted in DIY, embroidery, instagram, knits, kollabora, life, sewing, summer

What will we do when the weather warms up? That’s what we ask ourselves when spring starts to shine out from behind a harsh winter.

I am not a seasonal knitter. I knit all damn year. I’d knit on the beach if I went to beaches. I am certainly guilty of knitting poolside. A lot of non-knitters laugh when I buy yarn in July. It seems like prime time to cast on a cardigan to me. In fact, I feel the need to rush when I have an opportunity to wear what I’m making so there’s a little less pressure on summer knitting. But if a sweater is finished early, I can wear it to the office to fight off overzealous air conditioning. Of course, there’s nothing like the first cool breeze in October to really make my heart ache for wool socks on my needles. But I certainly don’t slow down when the mercury rises.

Now, when it comes to my other crafts, those are certainly seasonal. In colder months, I can’t bring myself to embroider when there are sweaters to be knit.

I picked up sewing last summer but once the weather turned, I began to neglect my sewing machine. I plan on doing more sewing this summer and I’d like to continue teaching myself into the fall but first I have to learn how to sew sleeves. I don’t see myself making tank tops in December.

What about you? Are you a seasonal crafter?

PS. I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Threadpanda for Kollabora’s DIY BFF. Check it out here!

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Comments (3)

  • Cindy
    April 4, 2013 at 11:48 am |

    Like you, I knit all year long. I love it and can’t seem to stop. I just knit what interests me and don’t think about the seasons.

  • April 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm |

    I’m not so much a seasonal knitter as much as I knit in spurts. I will gorge myself on knitting for several weeks…breaking out my needles whenever I watch tv, bringing my project to wine night or book club, sitting in the reading chair knitting away instead of reading. And then one day, I’ll feel lazy and just don’t pick up my needles. My project will sit for a couple of weeks before I’m ready to go pick them up again and go through the same routine.

  • April 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm |

    I have nothing else to add to this topic other the need to further understand it. Sarah I hope you keep writing more blogs like this one. Very valuable information Sarah.

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