I live on the coast and the weather changes every few days from nice and sunny to cold and foggy, to muggy and moist. Whenever the weather changes I try to not abandon my knitting but sometimes if its warm and I'm really not feeling my wool shawl I'll switch to a cotton top that I've been wanting to knit for 6 months (like happened yesterday...):
|Coachella with Katia Idea Jeans|
I rarely will just cast on something new without thinking it through. I always ask myself why my current project is not working for me. Is it too difficult for what I want to do while I knit it? For example last night I reached the heel of Ben's socks, but I wanted to read through Rachael's blog as I knit, so I casted on the Coachella (and then proceed to try and convince myself I could knit through the back loop while reading). I'm also going on a wine tour for my birthday this weekend and I want to wear this since it's summer.
I might be having issues with the yarn. This can lead to a dreadful event of frogging and tossing it back into the stash, but if its a gift I'll try to pair it with something I like. Maybe I get to knit it and watch Casablanca, or I have to knit to a certain point before I can switch to that other WIP I want done so badly.
I do not like to waste my time so everything I knit has a well thought out reason as to why I'm knitting it.
When it comes to the seasons it is more tied to events that are going on. Spring I have birthdays as well as Mother's and Father's Days to plan, summer is kind of a free for all while I shop for Christmas and then Fall and Winter is the mad dash for Christmas.
This over thought process is handy though. My stash is small and nearly everything has a plan, I don't spend the rent on yarn, my stash fits in a small area, I get things done, and I feel like I have control over it all. I might be delusional, but I really feel like I have a handle on the yarn and projects.
Do you knit for the seasons? Do you have a plan for your knitting? Are you buying yarn left and right without a thought to what it will become? Be honest!
Winners from yesterday:
1. Peppermint Mocha Mama