Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just For Me!

Since I last posted I've been knitting up a few 'small' things for Christmas gifts. And I've started on a little 'shower' gift for a friend. I've been thinking a lot about my knitting lately, and can I be honest with you (even though I know this is going to sound really awful) it's not really much fun when I'm knitting for someone else! I have a few 'wips' on the needles that are for me, but I never seem to get around to finishing them because I'm always coming up with ideas to knit things for others as gifts.

The socks I just knit for instance. OK, I HAD to knit the socks because I promised my friend I would make her a pair, but the other 'gifts' that I've started knitting (for Christmas) are already becoming a chore and once again puts stuff on the needles for me 'on the back burner' so to speak. I recently decided that after Christmas I was going to make 2010 the year for ME. Well I've changed my mind. 'For Me' starts RIGHT NOW! I sound selfish, but honesty there really isn't much fun in knitting right now when all I do is worry whether the recipient will really appreciate my efforts or not.

So today, I ordered some yarn on line and I've decided to start afresh (yes, the wip's can wait) and knit myself a cardi for Fall, (despite the fact that it's still 100 degrees here every day, I can dream of cooler weather).

I've chosen this...
and what a perfect name. It's 'Summer's End' and it's a free download HERE on Ravelry. I ordered the Tahki New Tweed online today in the color 'Chocolate'. I thought brown would be great for Fall. I can't wait to get it. I got an email to say it had already been shipped today too, so I'm hoping it comes pretty fast.

Of course, it doesn't mean I won't knit any more gifts. In fact I may still be able to do some while I'm knitting the cardigan. But I just want to feel like I'm doing something for me, and reap the rewards of the many hours I knit when I'm finished . . . . . at least for a little while.


9 comments:

Charity said...

Good for you! I made 2009 my knit for myself year, and although I did knit for others, it was nice to be able to focus on myself without feeling guilty. Have fun! :o)

CelticCastOn said...

well helllloooooooo
Love the pattern you chose, reminds me of hey teach kind of. Wish I was knitting sweaters with u!

bee said...

I love Summer's End! And I'm with you. I realize that I have almost no desire to knit for anyone anymore other than me!

a friend to knit with said...

so nice to see you pop up in my bloglines! :)

love that summers end sweater.... it will be lovely on you!

Linda said...

I know what you mean about knitting for others. I love the cardigan you have chosen to make.

Gigi said...

What a pretty cardigan -- love it! And knitting for others ... know what you mean. Pretty much everything I'm making at the moment is for moi too.
And aren't we sooooo glad it's finally cooling off a tensy bit here in the Lone Star State!? Roll on October! I've actually got my doors open today to let in a little fresh air. Haven't been able to do that much lately.
I'll be in Austin for my son's triathlon next weekend and hope to do some yarn shopping. The only place I know to go is Hill Country Weavers (been there since I lived in Austin years & years ago), but wondering if you have any other LYS's you might recommend?
Blessings my friend,
G

tiennie said...

That is a great choice for you to knit!

Alison said...

That pattern will be wonderful in a lovely chocolate color!

Journeying Five said...

what a lovely pattern, will look great finished!