A Daring Proposal for the New Year
Okay, how about this: we each knit something wonderful in January (or January and February and March) and actually keep it for ourselves!
Has this ever been done before in the annals of knitting history? We've all spent countless knithours creating masterpieces (okay, maybe not masterpieces but some really nice stuff created with lots of love if not expertise [yes, I'm speaking about myself]) for people we love (who will--we can pray--love the fact we made them handknit goodies) and waved goodbye as it all went flying out the door for Hanukkah and Christmas and Kwanzaa and every other holiday celebration during the year.
Don't get me wrong. I love knitting for people I love. I love knitting for charities close to my heart. But, damn it, right now what I really want to do is knit something and keep it for myself! There. I said it.
I want to knit something wonderful (or at least acceptable) and keep it for myself! I want to make something JUST FOR ME!
I'm going to gather up some gorgeous Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and make myself a long pair of arm/wrist warmers that reach the elbow (think stripper gloves) and cover my hand practically to the fingertips.
Anyone else out there feeling the need for tweed. . . sweaters, that is . . . or soft cushy socks . . . or a felted tote (hello, Nancy!) . . . or a great winter cap . . . or a spectacular lace shawl?
Post-holiday blues? Not around this blog. Break out the chocolate. Open a bottle of wine. Dig into your stash for the perfect yarn for the perfect item for your perfect self.
And join me.
Maybe this can be a knitalong. Maybe there will be prizes. Maybe. Whaddya say, knitters? Let me know via comments or at wickedsplitty and I'll start the ball (of yarn) rolling.
(Nancy, I couldn't help swiping your fab photo of yarn champagne. I think it should be our logo!)