Roses for C
This little blanket is one of the few things I knit this past summer.
Months ago a lady who is involved with my son’s football league saw me knitting during practice and told me she would love a little hand knit blanked. She sings with her church choir and needed something just big enough to drape over her knees so that she could wear a skirt without giving people a peep show……….that would be quite scandalous wouldn’t it! Oh my ;0)
Well, at the time I had too much on my plate and couldn’t add another thing but I always had it in the back of my head, kept thinking about how I wanted it structured, what kind of a pattern did I want to use. The words that kept coming to me were simple and pretty, nothing overly complicated or dramatic looking.
The yarn was a given, I’ve had it in my stash for years, baby cotton from dale garn. She wanted it made with yarn that wouldn’t have to be hand washed so the cotton was perfect, plus it it’s less fussy than wool and there for some how simpler in my opinion.
Going through my pattern books I kept coming back to this rose pattern. It’s so pretty, rather simple but I thought it might look a little over whelming, but I went with it anyway and am happy with the results.
I have very mixed emotions about giving or selling my hand knits, I can’t quite pin point what it is. I love to create with yarn and needles, but knitting is so much to me, it does so much for me. It’s like reading a good book, I can get lost in it, forget things I don’t want to think about at that moment. So much of me goes into it and then to just let it go…..I don’t know, I find it hard. Kind of just like giving my baby away…….am I odd? Or just plain crazy??!! In general I don’t have a problem with giving, but I worry that people won’t love my knits as much as I do, won’t take care of them the way I would, won’t wear them with as much love and pride as I would…………yeah, maybe a little crazy……but I’m sure (kinda hoping actually) that there are more of you out there that feel that way cause that would make me feel a lot less……..nutty!
Have a beautiful day and knit away……..if you can find the time;)