Today’s prompt is asks if local seasonal weather affects your craft. This coming summer will be my second summer here in Nashville. I can’t believe we moved here a year ago! Since I am now a resident of the hot and humid south, the summer months are spent indoors with the air conditioning on full blast no matter where we go. As a result, my internal temperature goes between feeling either super hot when I step outside to freezing cold if I’m inside.
I do my knitting almost exclusively indoors (I tried knitting by a pool once, I got too many stares, especially since I don’t know how to swim) so I still stick with working with wool. I hate the way cotton and linen feel and I’m afraid of working with such fussy yarns that lose their shape and grow when wet. Not to mention that most cotton yarns dry my hands out like crazy.
Since I joined Ravelry, I have made three socks (I blogged about them here, here and here), two hats, a scarf, a pair of fingerless gloves, and a sweater. I feel like my out put is the highest during the summer. I think I’m going to start tracking what projects I tend to make during which part of the season. Living in the South means I’ll probably be knitting fewer winter accessories and more garments.