As you’ve probably spotted, I do love making up my own patterns. But that does take a lot of thinking – so I also love to knit someone else’s pattern and not having to think about shaping and positioning of patterns. I was in just such a mood when I headed into the Woolly Beader a few months ago looking to knit a baby gift.
Having riffled through the baby patterns, I chose one in Debbie Bliss’s Baby Cashmerino 5.
‘That’s what I want,’ I said to Donna, ‘A nice quick easy knit.’
Donna wisely observed that I was slowing myself down with the fair isle.
‘That’s fine, ‘ said I, ‘It’s only a baby cardigan and the fair isle is very simple.’
How wrong I was. But it wasn’t the fair isle that slowed me down. I finished the knitting months ago. But as most knitters, I hate sewing up and sewing threads in.
I know it won’t take that long, but it’s a lesson I need to remind myself of in future: Life’s too short for sewing multiple ends in. (Oh yes, I know I knew that already.) In future please pick me up and give me a good shake if you see me working on any colour work that I’m not totally in love with, or not knitting for someone I really love.
Fortunately the cardigan above is for someone I really love, so I’m off to sew those ends in with a smile on may face 🙂