Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-28-2010, 12:22 AM   #1
MesaVerde
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 83
Thanks: 3
Thanked 19 Times in 14 Posts
A question for all you knitters in warm places
In Oregon, finding stuff to knit is easy. I can never have enough warm hats, and scarves. I'm really wondering, what do you guys in warm places knit? A wool hat wouldn't be practical in Arizona, so what do you knit?
__________________
MesaVerde- 13 year old knitter. Yay teen knitters!

OTN: A hat for me!

FO: Brothers earflap hat, Grandpa's hat, and Lacey scarf.
MesaVerde is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-28-2010, 12:47 AM   #2
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
They have snow in the mountains of N Arizona, so it can get quite cold there in the winter too, just like the northern states. And in the summer the A/C is set on 'freeze' so it gets cold indoors where shawls and light sweaters are nice to have.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 01:40 AM   #3
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,157
Thanks: 1,656
Thanked 8,739 Times in 7,111 Posts
I live in southern CA and it gets down into the 40's at night sometimes. Some days it's only in the 50's in the winter so warm things are good here, too. I do knit a lot for charity though so a lot of warm stuff goes elsewhere.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 01:48 AM   #4
ht27
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MesaVerde View Post
In Oregon, finding stuff to knit is easy. I can never have enough warm hats, and scarves. I'm really wondering, what do you guys in warm places knit? A wool hat wouldn't be practical in Arizona, so what do you knit?
Hats! Of course we don't get really cold weather in Htown, but when those cold fronts come in, brrr it gets cold for us homies. We also knit scarves cuz we have to be styling when we go to work in the a.m. Right now I'm working on my first sweater. It's for my son and I'm making it out of wool-ease chunky. My high school age son is big into knit hats and I have been busy knitting for him. Some of the girls in Houston love crocheted hats and I've been known to make those too! By the way, I don't live in Arizona, but I've been there and the nights can get cold.
ht27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 02:10 AM   #5
meowmeowmeow
Knitting the Flap
 
meowmeowmeow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 250
Thanks: 27
Thanked 36 Times in 32 Posts
I live in the SF bay Peninsula and it gets pretty hot up here.The hot weather never really stopped me from wearing anything knit...ever.

I've never been too fond of tanning or showing my leg skin so I tend to use thigh high stockings with my mini skirts in the summer.I also have motorcycle boots, combat boots and generally nice fashion boots that would really hurt without layers of socks.My various school uniform outfits just wouldn't look complete without leg warmers.

There's a ton of non protective things to knit though. I will never get tired of black doilies for my tables. I don't think I can cram enough lace into this apartment. AND AMIGURUMI??O_O So many cute, pointless things to crochet.
__________________
"I teach you the overman. Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?
All beings so far have created something beyond themselves; and do you want to be the ebb of this great flood and even go back to the beasts rather than overcome man? What is the ape to man? A laughingstock or a painful embarrassment. And man shall be just that for the overman: a laughingstock or a painful embarrassment..."

-Nietzsche
meowmeowmeow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 07:44 AM   #6
LizzieK8
1st Leg of the Journey
 
LizzieK8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 113
Thanks: 1
Thanked 43 Times in 32 Posts
I walk every morning, rain or shine, and all winter have been very grateful for my wool sweater, hats, scarves, mittens, legwarmers and socks. I live in Southern Arizona. Even though we didn't have snow down in the valley, it's still been cold enough to freeze a few times and cold and wet enough to see your breath many times.

I have nice cotton knit tops for the summer as well as cotton socks. Those people that work in the overly ACed buildings use sweaters, shawls and socks in the summer.

And I spend the summer knitting Christmas and birthday presents.

People in Florida don't generally need warm things either, but I bet lots of them wished they'd had them last month.....
__________________
Lizzie
LizzieK8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 10:17 AM   #7
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Well it's chilly in the Bay area in the summer, especially if you're close to the water. But yeah, it can get cold in the rainy winters too.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 12:34 PM   #8
AngelaR
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 870
Thanks: 25
Thanked 154 Times in 150 Posts
I live in Texas and we really only have about 2 months (non-continuous) of weather cold enough to pull on a sweater. I knit a lot of socks and summer sweaters are always nice, as well. I have a pattern for a knit tank top done with fingerweight yarn. I'm finally going to make something for myself after so many years.

Also, knit caps are huge down here right now. I've got a toque OTN right now of an English cap that my daughter say David Beckham wearing and showed to her brother who now HAS to have one. I'm doing it when I'm sick of the ribbing in my husband's sweater.
__________________
Angela
Knitting to keep my sanity. It's working... kinda...
OTN: Dr Watson's Cable Crew Neck
OTN: Writer's Cardigan
OTN: Hats!
http://www.ravelry.com/people/ARichter
AngelaR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 02:39 PM   #9
BRose
Casting On
 
BRose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 11
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Down here in Central Texas (where the wind comes sweeping down the plains) it still gets pretty cold for a couple months. For example, freezing rain is in our forcast for tonight. Nevermind that we were in the 70's last week So I still need warm socks and scarves and even mittens on occasion. However, most of my knitting is done in cotton because I love knitted dishclothes! It's the whole reason I started knitting in the first place
Plus, since DH is in the military, I can always hope our next base is further up north. Then I can finally try my hand at sweaters!
BRose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 11:59 PM   #10
MesaVerde
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 83
Thanks: 3
Thanked 19 Times in 14 Posts
Thats interesting! How cool! And to clarify, I didn't specificly mean Arizona only. I used it as an example.
__________________
MesaVerde- 13 year old knitter. Yay teen knitters!

OTN: A hat for me!

FO: Brothers earflap hat, Grandpa's hat, and Lacey scarf.
MesaVerde is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Places to buy yarn online using Paypal? tigersagg General Knitting 15 01-24-2011 06:16 PM
places/times when it's best not to knit? gotta knit General Knitting 35 05-14-2008 11:52 PM
places to see... jeanius80 General Knitting 0 05-23-2007 06:47 PM
places I need to check out cindyln General Knitting 3 04-18-2007 05:47 PM
What is WRONG with these places??? EssenceRose General Knitting 1 08-17-2006 09:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:16 PM.