I only ask because I’ve read sewing bloggers apologise when posting a knitting project. Personally I think we should respect each others choice of craft and not be sniffy about mediums of creativity. But I realise I’m going out on a limb by posting my first knitting post 8 months after starting my (sewing) blog.
My productivity is far lower for knitting than for sewing but my generosity is far higher. The reason for these facts is that I knit in public but I sew in private. By this I mean I take any trip on public transport as an opportunity for knitting so my knitting comes with me on friends and family visits, where, I am invariably asked to knit the person I’m visiting something in their favourite colour! I’m not complaining, I like the trial run with someone else’s choice of pattern/yarn and if I think it has potential the second make, in a better pattern or better yarn, is for me (yeah, even my selflessness has limits!). Anyway, enough of my waffle this knitting project was born out of me just wanting to make something for me.
The honey cowl in aqua Debbis Bliss Cashmerino. I love how this looks with my charcoal grey jumper dress. So much so I’ve already cast on some wrist warmers to squeeze out of the last few meters of the cashmerino yarn. The pattern can be found in Learn to Knit, Love to Knit by Anna Wilkinson… which brings me back to how this rambling post started… I’ve made this pattern before, but not for me!