Here in the coastal Pacific Northwest, we're supposed to, in theory, experience four seasons. In reality, we only get two in full force: spring and fall, both of which are rather on the damp side. We do have a summer and winter, but we have such a temporate climate that the temperature rarely falls below freezing or above 80 degrees farenheit.
Couple the above with the fact that I'm pretty much a polar bear (I love fall's nip, cold weather generally, and snow - my New England roots are showing through), and you arrive at a person that definitely crafts far more from colder-weather patterns than anything else. A quick look through my crafty magazines will confirm this: of those crochet magazines I've kept (quite a few), only 5 are from springtime, and fewer still are from the summer. The same would be true for the knitting side of things - in fact, I probably have even less knitting magazines from warmer months, yet far more from colder months.
|You'll notice a pillow cover and two blankets behind|
George Bailey. The pillow cover is my own free design,
the pattern for which can be downloaded from the
pattern page here on my blog.
When it comes to garments and accessories, design is definitely the biggest consideration in what I decide to craft. Initially, I must love the design. Then I might consider time and my willingness to stick with the pattern (I love cables and crochet lace - those patterns are a go; brioche, not so much; socks - never). Fiber is important, but only in a tangential way, since I love fiber and will swap fibers at will if it serves the design and my own particular take on it.
|My La Poétique Infinity Scarf |
is a free pattern downloadable
from the Premier Yarns website
|The free pattern for these great napkin rings can be|
downloaded from my patterns page here on my blog;
if you'd like to purchase them as a gift, they're
available for sale (4 to a set) from my online store.
We are more than half way through our Knitting and Crochet Blogging Week extravangza. I hope everyone is having a great time visiting and reading blogs. This once again has turned into a great thing to be a part of - dare I call it a phenomenon?