It’s dangerous to knit for others, because not every non-knitter appreciates what goes into a hand-knitted item. I only knit for close loved ones, and usually not by request – I decide to knit someone a hat/scarf/sweater, pick appropriate yarn and pattern, and go to town. I figure the person will appreciate the effort I made for them if they are so close, and I won’t be stuck knitting something I don’t want to knit and turning my hobby into an obligation.
Last year, though, my mom requested that I knit a blanket. How can I say no to the woman who not only gave birth to me, but also proudly wore my first crocheted hat to work for an entire winter?
I made decent progress for a couple months when I was marginally employed and single, but then life happened and I didn’t pick it up for months.
This week the guilt finally got to me and I put all other knitting projects away. Looking at my Rav page I realized that it’s been fourteen months since I started this damn thing. It’s about time to make good on the promise I made.
Here’s my progress so far:
I got a good inch in during our quasi-weekly Dungeons and Dragons session today. Multitasking recreational activities – yes I am a product of the 21st century!
As an aside, reviving the blogging habit is a promise I made to myself awhile back, I’ve been sitting on this wordpress account for weeks and finally forced myself to post. I am going to try to blog frequently for the next month or so to form the habit.