|Shop-bought jumper (I know, I bought it!), cute dog...|
|A very nice edible conversation piece|
|Positioned somewhere between the keys, the sweeteners and the spare tights I think|
To acquire a knitted piece, whether to wear or in my case more likely textile art to put on the wall, by wielding those needles and yarn in clickety-click style is a great creative way to spend time. And maybe the most important point there is that it does mean spending time (and a lot of it) to create something that is more meaningful than the standard scarf you can learn to 'knit-in-an-evening' project. A project like this usually consists of a pair of giant needles that can double as replacement coffee table legs, one ball of oversized fluff-out-a-lot yarn and gives you with a tricky to wear scarf/snood/cowl (delete as applicable).
|Certainly get a scarf knitted quick with these babies!|
So don't feel guilty if you can't knit; although you might want to feel guilty because you jump at whatever the 'next big thing' is, because you want to 'do it' in one quick how-to session and because you're only filling the gap until the next 'next big thing' comes along. But try digging out the unfinished knitting project, that you tidied away into the back of the cupboard three years ago when you were having visitors round and feel constantly that you should get round to finishing off sometime, now that's real knitting guilt!
When I'm not feeling guilty about projects in the back of the wardrobe I'm creating textile art.
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photos courtesy of Flickr except the jumper one which is courtesy of me