That’s It! I’m Getting Some New Yarn in the Morning!

I’ve been on sock-knitting fire since I got sick last week. I finished a pair for Norm (they were his very first homemade socks. He felt really special!). I then decided that I needed a pair myself. I have been knitting socks for over half of my life and I have never made myself a pair!

For some reason, it just sort of dawned on me that I could make them the way I wanted to! I don’t really care for high socks. I always wear ankle socks. So why not knit myself a pair of ankle socks?

That’s one of the boundaries that I’ve been working really hard on pushing… Thinking outside of the box. I’ve never really experimented or ventured far from instructions. The Sew Resourceful pilot (local artist/instructor Darby Bayley in particular) helped me to realize this. It’s okay to do your own thing. In fact, it’s encouraged! I’m kinda deviating from my sock subject. I will post about Sew Resourceful and my recently acquired outside the box thinking at a later date 🙂

Back to my socks…

I made the executive decision that I need to knit MYSELF another pair of socks or two. I think I deserve it. And I could be my own living billboard. I’m almost finished the first pair. I don’t particularly care for the colours, but they’re mine. That’s partially the motivation for tomorrow’s pending purchase. I’m always going out and buying material that suits other people to make something for them from the heart. I think it’s high time I treat myself with that kind of love and respect.

I think tomorrow’s trip to V&S is not going to be a cheap one!


2 thoughts on “That’s It! I’m Getting Some New Yarn in the Morning!

  1. I think that’s great! Moving beyond patterns can be scary at first. But using existing patterns for inspiration is a good way to get you started. Modify them to your liking. Just be patient with yourself and soon you’ll be creating patterns of your own!

    I also don’t make things for myself very often. I have to make myself stop and do something for me every once in a while so that I can enjoy my own work too!

    • Thank you very much for the encouragement! It’s nudges like these that inspire me and remind me that the only right or wrong is what we perceive ourselves! I would assume that many stitches are just somebody’s pretty “mistake”. I just have to remember to hold on to this 🙂

      We stitchers do need to take the time to make things for ourselves. Even if we have to “justify” it as a means of networking. I made myself a sweater many moons ago and I still get compliments on it. In fact, that is how a lot of people have discovered what I do and opens the dialogue for what I am about to do… Take the Fiber Arts program at a local college! If that won’t get me thinking outside the box, I don’t think anything will!

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