Thursday, 26 April 2012

3KCBWday4 - A Knitter For All Seasons

To be honest, this post probably doesn't apply to me, as everything you have heard about British summers is true. British seasonal weather is:

Spring - Rain
Summer - Rain
Autumn - Rain
Winter - Rain

We probably get one week of sun and one week of snow in the year, and these do not tend to fall in summer or winter, but at random whenever the sky feels like it.

So is it any surprise that most of my knits are relatively warm and snuggly, but not too thick and heavy. Oh, and are not made from yarn that might felt when worn in the rain

Every item of clothing I have made is there (excluding preemie clothes) and there is nothing light and airy among them. I tend to make preemie clothes that are snuggly and warm as well. Though I do want to branch out into lace knitting, there's something inherently comforting about warm, soft knitwear that you just can't beat.


  1. I think it can be really nice to live in a part of the world where knitting woolly things can feel right all year round!

  2. you aren't enjoying all the rain either then, though it is a good excuse to stay in and knit

  3. I know just what you mean - but that suggests we've had our week of sun for this year - hope we at least get another one!

  4. You can do lace in heavy weight yarns! My 198yds of heaven is aran weight wool and it's so warm and snuggly, yet lacy and pretty too.

  5. Nothing wrong with snuggly stuff! I miss mine when I put them away for our very brief Colorado summers.

  6. Hahaha, I think these are great rainy day projects :).

  7. Love the owl hat, very very cute! Never thought about stuff that might felt when it got wet. I always thought it was the water that did that. So, do you use washable wool mostly?