I have been horrible about keeping up with the Questions of the Week for the Fall Into Autumn Discloth Swap, so I am going to take the opportunity to play catch-up!
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 enjoy knitting with wool much more in the cooler weather, also anything fuzzy and nubby. I tend to knit more dishcloths in the summer because the cotton is just cooler, I guess. I have a lot of projects queued up: winter woolies, a couple baby sweaters, possibly a baby blanket… I’m just not as inspired to work on those kinds of projects in the waremer weather.
2) When you knit or crochet dishclothes, washclothes or face clothes, what do you use? What size needle or hook? Wood? what type? Metal? Plastic? A specific Brand? Why do you love that needle or hook so much? Is there one you are dying to try? Is there a particular yarn you love and use all the time for clothes? What is so special about it?
Ususually I use aluminum needles — no particular brand, I just like how the cotton slides. Currently I’m knitting one on bamboo and there is a big difference. I’m not knitting anywhere near as fast as I should be! I would like to try the Addis Turbo needles, but I think that since most of the time I prefer my Denise needles, I’m not sure I’d like the slipperiness fo the Addis. No yarn preference for clothes, really. I do prefer wool/wool blends for most handknits unless they are for babies or small children, though. In that case I try to find nice acrylics (yes there are a few!)
3) Autumn has now officially begun here in the States!! What is your favorite thing about Autumn/Fall? Why? Lots of things: the cooler weather and the opportunity to wear my favorite sweaters, my birthday (I don’t care how old I am – I still like to enjoy my birthday!), Halloween (so much fun, I love it!), leaf piles, apple picking, Thanksgiving dinner… It’s all good! The only thing I don’t like about autumn is that it means winter is on the way.