Spending the winter in Florida taught me many things. Not the least of which was 'Climate Matters'.
I guess if I had thought about it I would have known that with cold weather, one needs more hand knitted items - mittens, hats, scarves etc. Conversely, if the weather is warm, one needs them less. But beyond that, Florida taught me that is the weather is cold, and one doesn't stay outdoors for hours on end, then one has more time and more importantly, more inclination to knit. When the weather is warm not so much.
And so my two months in Florida produced little knitting. Here is the sum total of all I did - and that includes the 20 hours in the car going down and again coming home.
All of these projects, but one, are stash busters. That being a goal of mine for 2016.
A baby sweater. Top down from Cabin Fever's baby book and using Cabin Fever, Cotton Tweed. A washable cotton /acrylic combo, perfect for a new Mom.
A masculine cowl. This pattern is a freebie from Chez Lizzie and used up some leftover Cacscade 220.
The shades of natural neck wrap is the Crescent Scarf from Cabin Fever.
This brightly coloured cowl, I might have completed before we set out for the south. So if you have seen it previously, my apologies.
And lastly, a new purchase bought specifically for the trip. It is a Shirley Brian shawl kit that I bought at Wool&Silk in Shelbourne.
And that's it. My lesson learned is that climate controls my knitting output.