Every knitter in a cold weather zone knows that fall is knitting season. I start getting excited about knitting every July 4, when I bust out my poolside knitting for my family's annual Fourth of July picnic. What follows is a rapid slide into sweater season... by the end of October, I've usually gotten at least one sweater and a couple of fun accessories off the needles. By the time the really frigid weather comes in January and February, I'm more than prepared. Knitting is not only fun, but practical, and a great skill to know in the face of the inevitable zombie apocalypse (or most other apocalypses that don't involve a plunge into extreme heat, I guess.)
So what does one knit in a town where it never snows and that boasts that the weather is warm all year long? I guess I'll have to learn, because I know people who knit down south, and I've already located two yarn shops and at least one knitting group in Baton Rouge. In the meantime, I've been knitting here in Pennsylvania, and have more or less tried to strike a balance with early fall accessories and lightweight sweater patterns. We'll see how they go over in the Red Stick. Here are a few that I've finished recently:
|The Ireth Carnesîr Capelet|
|Lúthien Ar-Feiniel Opera-Length Fingerless Gloves|
So, which of these projects are going to fly in the deep south? The necklace should be ok, but I hope I'm not resigning myself to a life of nothing but knitted jewelry. I'm pretty sure the capelet will be useful temperature-wise, perhaps even more so that in the northeast, where it tends to get too cold for such things as soon as fall rolls around. But will the style be too "cold weather" to wear in BR? The gloves I'm simply not sure about... they're arm length and worsted weight, and might just be too warm for my new digs.
I guess I'll find out soon enough... as of next Sunday, I'll officially be a resident of Louisiana. Life is such an adventure, LOL, right down to the potential overhaul of my knitting agenda.