Strictly Selfish Knitting . . . Kindof March 30 2016, 0 Comments

If I could, I would spend my days gardening, knitting, making soap, and sewing pretty little useful things.  Most of my days are spent juggling life with kids, squeezing in knitting (two rows in the morning and two rows at night), gardening one hour a day and calling it exercise, thinking that I really need to make soap, and putting potholders together, and sewing, sewing, sewing them.

My all-time favorite activity is knitting.  It is extremely relaxing … and I’m pretty good at it.  I really would love for knitting to be a potential income source but I really don’t ever see that happening.  Hand knit items take such a long time to create that the cost would be outrageous.

So, not too long ago, I was pondering this knitting thing and realized that I had made everyone at least one lovely item but I had made nothing for me.  I realized that if I continue to give my hand knits away, their recipients wouldn’t have a reason to learn for themselves.  I made the decision to do strictly selfish knitting.  I did make one exception, however, when I saw this dress pattern on Pinterest, the Clara Dress.  I have a new granddaughter and she needed to have this dress.  As I was knitting it, she was growing and I was getting nervous!  I made the 9-12 month version.  I probably should have made the larger dress but this will look cute the couple of times she gets to wear it.  It can always be a great room decoration.

Yarn used:  Madelinetosh, Tosh Merino Light, Colorway is Calligraphy, One Skein