Thursday, September 27, 2007

Knit for who? When?

Don't get me wrong, I love knitting for people. I love creating for people in general. I'll cook, knit, craft with the best of them for the holidays. I actually like it. Usually. This year, all I want to do is knit for ME. How selfish is that? It's not like the yarn will go anywhere, I have my projects carefully designated, but still, the wool is calling to me.

The Newest, Best, most Beloved Chevron Scarf (for, hmm, ME!).

chevron progress

Today, I went to the Hillsborough Yarn Shop for more sock needles (too many socks, too few needles - is the solution to finish a pair of socks? Heavens no - buy more needles!) And I was feeling guilty for not buying any yarn (I couldn't confess my recent betrayal with The Loopy Ewe) and I was talking about my recent purchase of the Knittery Sock Yarn with cashmere, and Anne said, "I have something for you to check out." And she went back in the storage room and brought out the most amazing socks LINED IN CASHMERE! OHMIGOD! It was so luscious I almost couldn't stop rubbing them. Well, let me tell you, All FEET NEED CASHMERE (my feet told me I had to pass it along)! Go, buy cashmere. Knit socks. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Laura/publicprivate (on ravelry) said...

I came across this post while looking through ravelry about what people thought of the chevron scarf project. And I have to say, that your sentiment about wanting to knit for yourself is definitely felt by me at this point in my knitting career.
I kept knitting these nice things that I wish I would have knit for myself so that I could keep them. Now I actually am keeping them.