accessory knitter

That seems to be the way I roll.  Looking through my Ravelry projects, it’s mostly socks, mittens, toques and shawls with a couple of sweaters thrown in.

As much as I’d love to be knitting wonderful wooly sweaters, cardigans, vests, I guess I have a phobia about it.  I’m afraid I’ll do all the work and it won’t fit.  The few sweaters I do have, I rarely wear.  They fit, but sweater weather in Vancouver is frequently accompanied by rain.  And wearing wool in the rain is not a good thing to do.

I’m trying something new… and retrying for the eleventy-first time to use my stash of allhemp3 that I’ve had for a while.  I made a cowl for my daughter out of this yarn, in a different colourway, and I loved the look and feel of it.  It’s not something that is for everyone and it definitely takes some getting used to, but it’s one of those fibres that gets better with time.

So….   a tunic!  Something completely different for me and I’m going for it.  I refuse to frog this yarn one more time.  It’s simple enough to take as my project on a trip next week, but exciting because it’s not another scarf.

But I’ll still remain an accessory knitter.  Making socks, mittens, toques and scarves for my people remains one of my favourite things to give and hopefully one of their favourite things to receive.

The yarn is allhemp3 in pumpkin.  Hopefully, I won’t look like one.

4 thoughts on “accessory knitter

  1. There is nothing wrong with accessories! Wow…that color is amazing. Can’t wait to see it knit up. Here’s hoping the last time is the charm (or something like that!). 🙂

  2. I have recently come to the same conclusion about accessory knitting. I must have ‘sweaterphobia’ as well. God knows I would love to create a cardigan, and I’m sure I will someday, but the satisfaction in making and wearing pieces readily and often is so fulfilling, isn’t it??

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