The Knitterly Hooker

Knit It. Love It.

In Uncategorized on July 14, 2013 at 12:00 am

Knit for yourself, not anyone else.  You show people your projects not for approval, praise or confirmation of skill. You already know this. You’re proud (as well you should be) of the work you’ve accomplished and you choose to share the joy. You’re not knitting for anyone else but yourself after all, and only you have to like it. Only you have to love it. If anyone doesn’t like it, oh well, take it with a grain of salt.  Don’t let your feelings be hurt. Project selection is a very personal decision, as is color choice. Our style and aesthetic tastes are different from each other, so we’ll not always agree; they even differ from our former selves. I mean to say, that we are not the same person we were yesterday, a month ago, a year ago or even10 years ago. We evolve …mostly, but some things are core and are unchanged elements of ourselves. Do you ever notice that you buy a magazine for a particular pattern, but by the time you’re ready to do it, you wonder why you ever even bought the magazine in the first place? “It’s hideous!,” you’re thinking to yourself. But then, you have patterns that no matter how long it takes to get to them, you love them…still. In the matter of “constructive criticism,” I suppose it can be offered perhaps to build character and pride in workmanship; to elevate and propagate creativity. It’s not for fostering despair, hopelessness and distress. The bottom line? Knit for yourself. Knit it, love it. It’s for you. What anyone else says about what you’ve made is not relevant. The End.

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