I thoroughly enjoyed this article posted today at Lion Brand Notebook. Here is a short exerpt . . .
“Is knitting for yourself bad? If you are a hobbyist knitter, and your hand-made socks end up on your own feet and not your husband’s, are you being selfish? If your hobby is selfish because the direct benefit of it is yours alone, why don’t we hear about Selfish Golf?
I don’t believe in Selfish Knitting. Knitting for yourself isn’t selfish, it’s sensible.
If you knit (or crochet, or weave, or sew) for yourself:
You know that the end product of your work will be wanted. Even your dog isn’t necessarily going to appreciate every sweater you make for him, though he may be too polite to say so.
You won’t fulfill a request for a blue, cabled hat by making a blue, cabled hat; only to be told, “I didn’t meanthat shade of blue.”
And should you decide not to wear or use whatever it is you made for yourself, you will not thereafter look at yourself with a smoldering resentment that finally flares up one morning and causes you to fling the butter dish at your head.”
The article continues.
Read the entire article here: Me Me Me | Lion Brand Notebook. Editor’s Note: We’re excited to introduce Franklin Habit’s monthly column for our Weekly Stitch Newsletter as a regular feature here on the Lion Brand Notebook. Stay tuned for stories, insights, and laughs.