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|Sun, 01-05-2014 - 9:40am|
I've professed my love of all things "Yarn" before. But what I've not admitted is that I do not knit for myself-the last time I knit anything for myself was about 45 or 46 years ago when I actually knit myself a sweater. By the time I finished it-I was sick to death of it-& gave it away.
This year, knowing that Mike felt about as eager to shop for Christmas gifts as I did, I bought myself some hand-dyed Merino/Silk yarn. He refused to consider the cost-though after it was ordered, he did ask & nearly fell out of his recliner when I told him. So his gift to me is a new sweater-& now it is up to me to create it. <gulp>
I've looked at patterns, discarded most of them, looked at more, taken the best ideas of all-& just cast on to begin this. The trick will be to keep my interest up. I chose a colour I know is flattering to my colouring (plus one I know Mike likes-have to justify the cost somehow)-then I left my dream world & measured again & ordered another skein of yarn so it will fit. I don't want aything tight-I don't want anything too loose-just a comfortable, easy to throw on cardigan that I will wear. I hope I will wear it, anyway.
So while I don't do resolutions, per se-I am trying to get over my refusal to knit for myself because by doing so-I don't have that person pushing me to finish up what will have become boring near the end. (I'm not ADD-but I do get bored rather easily). And in about 2 mo-if I start looking for someone who wants a lovely handknit cardigan, shades of aqua-turquoise...do let me know! (For Christmas Shirley sent me a book of baby sweaters-beautiful-& just about perfect for me-for those of us with limited attention-spans.) But I'm going to try this one for me first.