A Knitter for All Seasons

I mainly knit accessories. This is because:

1.       Although I love the process of knitting I don’t have the patience for bigger projects
2.       I’m nervous of spending lots of time and money on something that doesn’t fit
3.       I can wear accessories in the UK for pretty much all the year
4.       I can knit lightweight accessories all year round in the UK without overheating
5.       I feel a bit naked without a scarf around my neck!

I made my first lace scarf in January 2010. A really good pattern for a beginner, it is from p/hop, and I really enjoyed making it. (Do have a read about p/hop if you’ve not heard about it. Its a brilliant knitting/msf charity.) since then I have made quite a few others but my Trinity is the one that I wear the most. It is made in Meriono/silk from Violet Green that my little sister bought for my Christmas 2009. I always ask for yarn for Christmas but rarely get any so this was a lovely surprise and a great colour choice.

Trinity Shawlette - close up

My plans for neckwear in the near future are to explore the wonderful world of Stephen West. I think that some of my handspan might work well for his multicoloured designs. I’d also like to add something in a more lightweight yarn to my wardrobe for the summer maybe in cotton, linen or bamboo. Right, I’m off to explore my stash then!

Thank you for all the lovely comments this week. The Knitting and Crochet Blog Week has been a revelation to me and I’m so pleased to be taking part.

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15 Responses to A Knitter for All Seasons

  1. Emma says:

    The scarf is really pretty! 🙂 I think Stephen West is a great choice for handspun, too.

  2. Accessories are always wonderful – and if that scarf is any indication of your collection, you are always one smartly dressed girl!

  3. I am a big fan of shawls and scarves. My favourite Stephen West has to be Daybreak, I loved it so much I have two in very different colourways. I am planning on knitting another one too!

  4. offthehookeastcoast says:

    I love accessories! I’ve done a few tops but I’m sure the number of them is still in the single digits whereas I have no idea how many various accessories I’ve done. They’re always the perfect thing to spruce up an outfit!

  5. josie says:

    Mmmm, that yarn is a beautiful colour… somewhere between peacock and pine forest.

  6. Tecrin says:

    Say.. are you me? No, seriously, because your five points up there sound a lot like me! (only in a different country) I made my first big lace crochet shawl this year, it’s definitely been the solution to my handmade problem now that the temperatures are going up, I wear it constantly!

  7. Sue says:

    your scarf is beautiful, lovely colour

  8. Emily says:

    Moving to the south, I’ve found I knit a TON of accessories too, as a way to deal with the heat. 🙂

  9. Pirate says:

    I’m wary of spending time on a sweater too, because what if it doesn’t fit? But I’m determined to give it a try soon.

  10. Karen says:

    Your scarf is gorgeous! Knitting accessories is great because they are so wearable. You should try a sweater though. There are some great patterns and lots of notes on ravelry for getting a perfect fit.

  11. Beautiful scarf for one… and you made me laugh with the naked without a scarf around my neck comment. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Lisa says:

    Such pretty lace. I understand what you mean about accessories, I love knitting them!

    I am posting random blogs found through the google this week on mine, and your’s is on today’s list 🙂

  13. kathy b says:

    came to you from the Ravelry link. I know what you mean about spending lots of money and not having a good result. I fear the same! I love your shawl.

  14. projectstash says:

    I love to knit accessories, too! I’m on a big shawl kick right now. Your shawl is so pretty & in the perfect color.

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