Dear Family and Friends,
I know I am very blessed to have wonderful friends and family who appreciate my handknit gifts. Some knitters are not so lucky. My sister and Dad would be happy if all I ever gave them were handknit socks. I have the cutest nephew whose Mommy always has him wear the vests and sweaters and hats that Auntie Irishgirlie has made for him. Even my mom was caught wearing the socks I made her last year at this year's Thanksgiving dinner. Snowboarder. Well we all know he loves his hats.
And here lies the problem. Each year it has gotten harder and harder to put aside my socks and projects for me and start the holiday knitting. I think it has been three weeks since I last knit on a pair of socks intended for me. sigh. But, I look forward to Christmas, when I can cast on for me. However, what makes it especially hard, is when I knit something for someone else that I just can't bear to give away. I know I must (well, I guess I don't have to, but seeing as the holiday knitting deadline looms, well, you know, I probably should). But it is so very hard. I have come to realize that I may, just may, be a selfish knitter. And that makes me a bit sad.
Don't believe that smile in the picture. That gorgeous cowl and toasty mitts, knit out of the most heavenly Woobu, are not for me. I tried not to think about that as Snowboarder took my picture.
I tried not to think about my own fingerless gloves that are getting a bit worn.
So yes. I have admitted it now. I am a selfish knitter. But I will gift all the lovelies and my family and friends will enjoy them. However, I will be crying just a little bit on the inside.
The Selfish Knitter
P.S. Because I hope to not really become a selfish knitter (though actually, there is nothing wrong with it), come back this weekend to see how you can win these pretty lovelies below. That is correct. Your eyes do not deceive you. That is Mama Blue Simple Merino, Socks that Rock Rare Gems, and Wollmeise (in a name I just can't spell without the label in front of me). It will be for a good cause (I tell myself that so that I'm not sad that they will be leaving my stash).