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Published on February 28th, 2016 | by Angie

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Don’t let winter end: a knitter’s desperate plea

It’s no surprise that knitters love winter: please don’t let winter end!

We all know that knitters love winter. Cold weather means chunky knitwear and piles of blankets to snuggle up in. Winter means frost on the windowpanes and handmade slipper socks, while you clutch your millionth cup of tea, wrapped in a mug cozy.

To knitters, winter is a bit like this: don't let winter end: a knitter's plea

For those of us who aren’t big sock or shawl knitters, the end of winter can mean making a hard choice as the thermometer rises:

A: Continue knitting sweaters and blankets and deal with the heat, or

B: Take a break from knitting.

That means many of us feel like this as the last snowflakes start to melt…

Don't let winter end: a knitter's plea

And then flowers start to push through the barely unfrozen ground, and the panic sets in.

Don;t let winter end: a knitter's desperate plea

April showers bring May flowers.

Don't let winter end: a knitter's desperate plea

Soon, people will be heading to the beach with their sunblock and a book, but not with their knitting.

Don't let winter end: a knitter's desperate plea

Hot, sticky summers are not the best for knitting delicious super chunky blankets, fellow knitters.

Don't let winter end: a knitter's desperate plea

We’re counting down the days until autumn.

Don't let winter end: a knitter's desperate plea

I just want to knit with some wool, is that too much to ask?

Don't let winter end: a knitter's desperate plea

And after all…

Don't let winter end: a knitter's desperate plea

Don’t let winter end – let me keep knitting with fluffy yarn, making enough sweaters to clothe an army. Please don’t make me be social this summer, I just want to stay home and knit.

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Last updated: February 25th, 2016.

15 Responses to Don’t let winter end: a knitter’s desperate plea

  1. Linda says:

    Clever article with all the photos!! Pls let summer come, winter will be here before you know it!! ?

  2. Myriam says:

    Living in Canada, I don’t have to ‘fear’ Spring for at least a month.
    At the very least, a big, fat month.

  3. Margaret says:

    Hihi, I love all your photo’s. I think knitters should all live in a land with long autumn and winters and short springs and summers.

    Hav a nice day, Margaret

  4. The_L says:

    “Those of us who aren’t big sock or shawl knitters”
    When some of your wearables are for dolls, you don’t have to worry about them feeling hot. I just switch to making much smaller sweaters!

  5. Susan Maltman says:

    I just knit all the time; I am Australia in the summer, 42 last week and still knitting. Really, British summers are never that hot!

  6. Jan says:

    “A: Continue knitting sweaters and blankets and deal with the heat, or

    B: Take a break from knitting.”

    OR

    C: knit a gazillion other types of projects that aren’t hot to have in your lap.

    Knitting is so so so much more than sweaters and blankets ?

    • delilah says:

      Here, here.

      Strange to portray knitting and crocheting is only for colder months.

      Lots of yarns, lots of projects. Even squares to be sewn up at a later date.

  7. Christine says:

    A funny article it made me smile but we still get wet & cool days in our English summer so those days can be used to stock up on our knitted & crocheted Christmas gifts !

  8. Norma says:

    Living in Durban South Africa we have summer 12 months of the year really so we just soldier on in the heat. Love your article! Very clever with all the pics!

  9. irene torrance says:

    no need to panic as winter draws ro an end – just knit all the beautiful cottons that are available that will take you into autumn

  10. Margot says:

    When the weather gets too hot I switch to cotton yarns and knit, knit, knit, Nothing stops me.

  11. Robin Tyler Saunter says:

    There’s nothing like cotton dishcloths or doilies to do up over the summer!!

  12. Amy says:

    I live in Australia and I knit as much as possible during the warmer months I just sit in front of the air conditioning so its a bit more comfortable and work on blanket squares leaving thicker heavier items for the cooler days 🙂

  13. Linda says:

    Living in Florida for the winter months requires me to find enjoyable patterns to KEEP ON KNITTING! I can’t imagine life without it!

  14. Sharon says:

    I knit all year round. In fact, with spring on the way, I’ve put the bulky and chunky yarns away and have started in on the DK yarns. The only wool blend yarns I’m working are the lace yarns. I’ve found that comfy clothes and a tea towel helps to keep the summer heat off my lap. The yarn also stays in the yarn bowl while working up or in a crockery tea pot. I prefer the tea pot, as I thread the yarn through the spout and it’s on with the project!

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