Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Life in Stiches: What's Wrong with This Picture?

Photographer: Andres Rueda
I have a sad confession to make: I have never finished a knitting project for myself. I’ve made scarves, cowls, a hat, two baby blankets but nothing for me. I have the yarn already in my stash, but the “Me Projects” just kept getting pushed to the bottom my list. My husband has made more stuff for me than I have.

What’s wrong with this picture?

At least I know why I do this. I love giving gifts (one of my top Love Languages is gift-giving) and I love making projects for others. Think about it: nothing says love than knowing that someone invested weeks (and in my case, months) into making some for you. That they went to the yarn shop and picked a pattern and color with you in mind. I love seeing that joy in people’s eyes. Love it, love it, love it.

But I know I will eventually have to make something for myself. I have two cowls, Traveling Woman, a pair of socks and a pinwheel sweater in my “Me” queue. I get to them eventually, once I’ve made something for everyone I know. Yeah, I know. I’m a sucker.

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