Saturday, January 19, 2008

Cocoa Swap Topic of the Week


"Now that we're in the thick of 'Winter'... has your knitting changed to match the season? Are you moving on from dishcloths, and tank tops to afghans, hats and mittens? Has your yarn changed from silk or cotton to wool, superwash or heavier cottons?"

So far I don't think my knitting has changed. Even though it's the middle of Winter, for me in Vermont the cold will drag on and on until May. Even in May I'll be wearing light to medium weight sweaters. So thats like five more months of cold weather knitting. I knit socks year around,regardless of what fiber they are. I'm still planning more scarf/muffler/fingerless mits and hats in the next couple of months. I also have two sweater projects that are on going. One I would like to finish before Spring. It's about 75% done so it's it's definately doable. I start doing Winter in the late Summer so it seems most of the year I'm making cold weather things. I have been browsing ahead thinking of Spring/Summer knits. It's hard not to when the big pattern/yarn companies are coming out with their new stuff right now. But I haven't purchased anything or settled on anything in particular at this time.


tlrsecret said...

Socks. I haven't actually got around to socks yet. But I like the yarns for them!

jessie said...

Well, I have to admit I picked up some light yarn for a Ms. Marigold tank yesterday. But I can't start it now, if only because it's too cold in the house to try it on as I go!

I still have to finish spinning the yarn for my husband's heavy sweater, which I hoped to finish before spring. Most likely, it will be done right around May 1, and he and his brothers will laugh about that until the first frost of 2008.

I'm also scoping out aran sweater patterns (for fall, not this winter!).