Now that it’s finally starting to feel like spring, I feel rushed to finish one last wool sweater before the weather gets too hot. During the cooler months, I almost exclusively knit and crochet sweaters; once the temperature hits 75, I only want to make socks, hats, and other small, portable projects. However, I still use my favorite fiber, wool, in the same jewel-toned color palette all year long.
How do the changing seasons affect your yarncrafting? Do you change the types of projects you make like I do, or do you use a different fiber like cotton or bamboo during the warmer months? Are you inspired by a different color palette? Let us know in the comments!
Color changing yarns are fun and turn simple projects into stunning creations. Amazing has been such a popular color changing yarn that in its first year, we already doubled the line to 14 colors! Check out how the color changes of Amazing look by clicking here, then vote on your favorite color below. (If you’re viewing this blog post in your e-mail or in an RSS reader, please click the title of the blog post to view it online and use the survey form.)
We’ve heard great stories about crafting at home and on the go. Where’s your favorite place to knit or crochet?
Personally, I love to craft on the train to and from work. It’s great to be productive during my downtime, and it’s so fun to chat with other knitters and crocheters I meet on the train.
You have certainly been on the receiving end of learning to knit or crochet and perhaps you have taught someone else these crafts. What weight yarn do you think is best for the process of learning to knit or crochet? Here is a link to a weight chart and the Lion Brand yarns that fit into each weight class.
When you make a baby blanket, sweater or other baby garments, what family of colors do you prefer: pastels or brights?
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What type of material do you prefer your knitting needle or crochet hook to be made of? Do you always use the same material or does it vary depending on the project?
We’d love to hear your comments about where you purchase yarn, what’s your favorite place to shop and why.
Do you tend to make one favorite pattern over and over again when you knit or crochet for yourself and for friends or do you look for new patterns for your next project?
If you’re a stash buyer, you purchase yarn because you found a yarn you simply must have and will find something to do with it later.
If you’re a project buyer, you purchase yarn for a pattern or specific project you plan to work on.
Which one are you?
Most people have a preferred type of knitting needle. We’re wondering, what’s your preference and why? Do you tend to use one over the other? What are the pros and cons of each?