I spent a lovely morning munching on waffles with Kathleen and her mother Susan. Susan was wearing a fabulous Starmore creation – I can see where our Miss Katy gets her talent! We had a great morning chatting about knitting. Holy Mackeral – Susan needs to get a blog and Kathleen needs to start doing some bragging — the stories these two had!! I am sworn to secrecy, so don’t bother asking me to tell! We did stop our jaws long enough for Susan to show me the continental method – something I have been practising a bit, but need to get much better at.
We were also discussing the merits of knitting things that you’ll wear versus things that stretch your talent.
For the most part I knit things that I will wear (with the exception of some crazy Fry Ups and Hallowigs). There was a time when I would expand the knitting repertoire – mostly when the girls were little and I was in charge of dressing them. I did cables and intarsia. Nowadays I seem to knit ‘simpler’ designs — not that the patterns are necessarily easy. I love looking at colorwork sweaters, but can’t see myself wearing one. I think that cables would be too bulky. I look better in less ‘fussy’ designs — but then I end up knitting miles of stockinette.
**this can only mean one thing …. I need to lift my moratorium on knitting for others!
Where do you knitters fall in this discussion? Do you knit it because you can, or do you knit it because you’ll wear it?