The Goddess Door

Divine Hand Knits From Door County, Wisconsin

Selfish Knitting

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There's a secret language to knitting. The lovely and descriptive words and phrases: knit, purl, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over.  There are also the phrases and slang that you have to google the first time you see them: WIP (work in progress), FO (finished object), UFO (unfinished object), knitworthy (woe to you if you prove to be not!).

Selfish knitting reflects the fact that knitters often make something lovingly unique and customized and perfect for someone they know. And, occasionally that someone is the knitter herself or himself! This week, my plans have been on baby knits (I will wait until these things are gifted to post links or pictures, but there sure are a lot of fun baby things to make!). And I've been working on the above cardigan for me, the Alecia Beth by Justyna Lorkowska.  It is gorgeous, in a handdyed yard by Madeline Tosh (Pashmina in the colorway baltic). It will have 3/4 length sleeves, and a neckline and button band with lots of buttons (either 12 or 15) down the front. Enjoyable to knit, but slow because the yarn is thin.  Looking forward to wearing it when it's all done!

And I ordered some yarn for matching hat and mitten, and hat and scarf sets. That will be fun! After my selfish knitting is done ...