Like most things in the world, knitting has a set of rules and conventions. Sometimes, we knitters break them. This is my knitting confession.
On Mondays, I’ll fess up to some of my own, personal knitting “no-no’s”. Feel free to join me by blogging some of your own weekly confessions or stories of breaking knitting conventions and join the linkup below.
Confession #3: I am a no good, terribly bad, frightfully selfish knitter.
Cherry at Knitting in Pearls fessed up to this weeks ago. But I have to admit to it as well, I am a very selfish knitter. And I don’t particularly feel a need to rationalize it. It’s just the way it is. Knitting is something of my own and I like it that way. My yarn. My knitting time. My finished goodies. Mine mine mine. So selfish.
But I do envy all those lovely people who delight in knitting so many lovely hats, scarves, mittens, or even sweaters for their loved ones. I often find yarn or patterns that would make just spot on gifts, so I buy them or bookmark them. But then all my good intentions often get pushed aside by my boorish selfishness. Someday I may be a better, kinder knitter. For now, I console my selfish conscious by knitting Andy a pair of socks every once in a blue moon. And I can always make myself feel a bit better by reminding myself that I am not alone in my knitting selfishness. Now, back to working on that sweater I adore.