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cpknits
Chatty Knitter

USA
300 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2006 :  5:54:50 PM  Show Profile Send cpknits a Private Message
I live outside of Chicago and I usually knit wool year round. Socks and lace weight shawls in the summer. I have made some cotton tops but usually don't finish them until winter, put them away and then forget to pull them out of storage. I did buy some coral cotton for summer but haven't started it. I don't know why but I seem to be stuck on what project to start next. I have two WIP's (one with sleeves to finish for DH and another jacket which just needs a zipper to sew in). I don't know why I have this inertia.
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cpknits
Chatty Knitter

USA
300 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2006 :  5:54:50 PM  Show Profile Send cpknits a Private Message
I live outside of Chicago and I usually knit wool year round. Socks and lace weight shawls in the summer. I have made some cotton tops but usually don't finish them until winter, put them away and then forget to pull them out of storage. I did buy some coral cotton for summer but haven't started it. I don't know why but I seem to be stuck on what project to start next. I have two WIP's (one with sleeves to finish for DH and another jacket which just needs a zipper to sew in). I don't know why I have this inertia.
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fmarrs
Guardian angel

USA
9776 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2006 :  03:16:03 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
I knit predominately in an air conditioned room so it doesn't matter what the weather is doing outside. I knit whatever I want. When I do knit outside in the summer, I knit something small to avoid holding a large garment in my lap. If it is so warm that I have problems with the yarn running through my fingers. I stop knitting.........until I get back inside.

fran

http://martianmischief.blogspot.com/
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fmarrs
Guardian angel

USA
9776 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2006 :  03:16:03 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
I knit predominately in an air conditioned room so it doesn't matter what the weather is doing outside. I knit whatever I want. When I do knit outside in the summer, I knit something small to avoid holding a large garment in my lap. If it is so warm that I have problems with the yarn running through my fingers. I stop knitting.........until I get back inside.

fran

http://martianmischief.blogspot.com/
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westcoastchica
Seriously Hooked

Canada
788 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2006 :  12:24:37 PM  Show Profile Send westcoastchica a Private Message
Here in Vancouver (BC), the only way to tell winter from spring is whether the rain is falling on bare branches or cherry blossoms, so ya, I'm still knitting winter stuff!! I do have a couple of summer projects waiting in the wings, but it's still so chilly in my apartment that I rather like having half a woolen WIP draped over my lap (we're pretty adverse to turning the heat on... makes the air too dry, and I can't sleep in a warm room).

http://sapphyreknits.blogspot.com/
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Mama Bear
Gabber Extraordinaire

417 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2006 :  1:24:49 PM  Show Profile Send Mama Bear a Private Message
We still have a fair amount of snow on the ground and probaby will into April. Good thing I love snow! It inspires me to knit.

Mama Bear

[img]http://beartoes.com/images/bearbutton.jpg[/img]
My Blog:www.beartoes.com
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Cozy
Chatty Knitter

USA
273 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2006 :  09:18:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit Cozy's Homepage Send Cozy a Private Message
Like other knitters here, I'm not so much into summer knits. There is a pattern for a tank top that I plan to do for my dd this summer, but that's about it for warm-weather knits. If it's just too hot for me to feel like knitting up the slew of scarves I have in mind for Christmas, then I'll work on the socks & gift bags I also have planned.

Knitting addict since November '03

http://cozyknits.blogspot.com/
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angelcooper@hotmail.com
Gabber Extraordinaire

541 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2006 :  2:07:24 PM  Show Profile Send angelcooper@hotmail.com a Private Message
I am working on the Lady E shawl and I know that it is not going to be finished this winter so that it will be good to wear in the spring - if it gets finished then.


Angel
Knitting and spinning in the Shenandoah Valley

My blog - http://vaknittingangel.blogspot.com/
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angelcooper@hotmail.com
Gabber Extraordinaire

541 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2006 :  2:07:24 PM  Show Profile Send angelcooper@hotmail.com a Private Message
I am working on the Lady E shawl and I know that it is not going to be finished this winter so that it will be good to wear in the spring - if it gets finished then.


Angel
Knitting and spinning in the Shenandoah Valley

My blog - http://vaknittingangel.blogspot.com/
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pqpatch
Seriously Hooked

USA
617 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2006 :  5:54:16 PM  Show Profile Send pqpatch a Private Message
It never matters to me what time of year it is. I work on winter projects all year round. And likewise I may start a summer project in the winter. It is just what I feel like doing at the time. Right now I am working on a bulky cables sweater that I know I won't be able to wear this year, but will save it for an entry into our local fair in August and then wear it next winter.
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GrandmaHatter
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
440 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2006 :  1:20:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit GrandmaHatter's Homepage Send GrandmaHatter a Private Message
I find that summertime is a great time to knit that masochistic project that is going to take you like a billion years to finish- that way you don't feel like you have to get it done fast so that you can wear it (unless you want to wear a fancy wool sweater when it's 100 out!), and it isn't keeping you from knitting other stuff that you could be wearing right away either.

Kristin

I'm blogalicious:
http://leftcoastknits.blogspot.com/
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Jardinier
Chatty Knitter

USA
216 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2006 :  06:50:03 AM  Show Profile Send Jardinier a Private Message
We got snow here last night so you bet I'm going to start on a winter project, a nice snuggly shrug.

~Priscilla~
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suziew96
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
350 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2006 :  6:05:38 PM  Show Profile Send suziew96 a Private Message
suzannevh - wow, you just started knitting in 2005? I'm really impressed - I love the clothes you made for your daughter. It's inspiring to see all the great stuff you've made.
kudos to you and have fun making all those scarves...happy knitting!
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suziew96
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
350 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2006 :  6:05:38 PM  Show Profile Send suziew96 a Private Message
suzannevh - wow, you just started knitting in 2005? I'm really impressed - I love the clothes you made for your daughter. It's inspiring to see all the great stuff you've made.
kudos to you and have fun making all those scarves...happy knitting!
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suzannevh
Gabber Extraordinaire

565 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2006 :  6:50:48 PM  Show Profile Send suzannevh a Private Message
Thanks suziew96 - that is so sweet of you. I picked up knitting in the fall of 2005 but I had dabbled in knitting AGES ago never making anything larger than mittens. Having a small kid to knit for makes it fun but my daughter already has very clear opinions on what she will wear. I just finished a ruffles scarf for me, however, which I'm really enjoying.

Thanks for the compliments. I love looking at everyone's project pictures and blogs.



Check out my project pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/suzannehandicrafts/
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suzannevh
Gabber Extraordinaire

565 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2006 :  6:50:48 PM  Show Profile Send suzannevh a Private Message
Thanks suziew96 - that is so sweet of you. I picked up knitting in the fall of 2005 but I had dabbled in knitting AGES ago never making anything larger than mittens. Having a small kid to knit for makes it fun but my daughter already has very clear opinions on what she will wear. I just finished a ruffles scarf for me, however, which I'm really enjoying.

Thanks for the compliments. I love looking at everyone's project pictures and blogs.



Check out my project pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/suzannehandicrafts/
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Helga
New Pal

Switzerland
25 Posts

Posted - 03/20/2006 :  06:15:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Helga's Homepage Send Helga a Private Message
Though there is still a lot of snow on my terrasse I started a sleeveless top in cotton. I am SOOO longing for spring and summer!
Helga

www.helgaswebstube.ch
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Pink Dandelion
Chatty Knitter

136 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2006 :  05:40:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit Pink Dandelion's Homepage Send Pink Dandelion a Private Message
I'm starting in on my Christmas presents soon (should have already!). So yes, I'll be casting on for winter items. A scarf and some tipless gloves to name a couple.

Maybe it's my love for keeping artificially warm - I can wear a shawl or cardigan of any (non itchy ;-) )fiber nearly anytime of the year. Last year I even wore a lambswool hooded sweater while outdoors during a cool day in August...

[img]http://pinkdandelion.com/images/PDgifsmall.gif[/img]
My Blog:www.pinkdandelion.com
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CJknits2much
Chatty Knitter

USA
217 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2006 :  07:17:37 AM  Show Profile Send CJknits2much a Private Message
Zola, Vicki and I were talking about this exact thing Sunday in our knitting group. I was the only one who succumbs to seasonal knitting.

Just happens: I love knitting cotton, but at some point when it turns to what passes for winter in Seattle, I just have to knit wool. Almost crave it. And anything cotton OTN goes into the knitting bag and doesn't come out until spring.

And right now, I'm working on an Aurora 8 sweater, looking at blooming trees out my window, and waiting for the cotton urge to strike....

CJ
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Sylvie LG
Warming Up

France
89 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2006 :  08:13:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit Sylvie LG's Homepage Send Sylvie LG a Private Message
I didn't post here for a rather long time!

Though spring has arrived yesterday, it's quite cold here today... 4°Celsius...
I started a pretty lacy cotton top just because it's a KAL I absolutely wanted to do with french friends:
http://tricothirondelle.canalblog.com/
I don't usually love knitting cotton but this one is sooooo pleasant to knit!!
Anyway, I just discovered that one:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Drops88_04KAL/
and I'm going to buy Alpaga yarn for it!

* Sylvie from France *
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