Monday, September 10, 2007

Swap topic.

"FIA" Dishcloth Swap Monday Topic #1 Now that in some geographic locations the weather is starting to turn cooler, do you change the type of yarn(s) you knit/crochet with? If so, what do you now knit/crochet with instead and why? If not, why do you not switch and what do you knit/crochet with?

I live in Central Florida. It's not really going to get that cold here but it will get a whole lot cooler. :) I haven't worked with too much wool so I don't think I'll start now. I have used some washable wool from Cascade to make a hat for Special K but that's about it so far. I will probably try some more wool blends and washable wools for a scarf and hats but nothing too hot. I'm really into making dishcloths using cotton but I'd like to try linen, corn, or bamboo. I also starting socks so not sure where that will take me in the yarn world. :)

I bought some pretty Sock yarn this weekend and new needles and plan on casting on for them this afternoon. I still need to develop the pictures of our Yarn Crawl but I have to take a couple more pictures to do that. I'll get that up soon.


  1. I'm in Kentucky and we've had a ridiculously hot summer. I just learned to knit so I'm still on dishcloths for the most part (in cotton). I've worked with wool some this summer and it's not been THAT bad.

    Before I learned to knit, I would crochet and never even bothered touching yarn in the hot months. It just didn't seem right.

  2. I replied to your comment on my blog...I hope that's not too confusing!!

  3. I change projects more so than yarn. In the summer I knit and crochet--dishrags--socks--babysweaters and booties etc. In the winter I do bigger projects such as afghans. felted bags ponchos etc. You don't have lots of stuff draped over you in the summer if ya do small objects. You can visit my blog at


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