I think I have a problem.
I started this sweater with the full intention of giving it away for Christmas.
As I knit the sleeves and noticed a mistake I wondered if perhaps its
imperfection would less endear it to it's recipient. I would fix the mistake with duplicate stitch, and I would still give it away.
When I bound off for the neck, I noticed it was a bit snug and I thought perhaps the recipient would find it restrictive and only wear it when she saw me. I started wondering if she would find the colors garish, and whether it would be a truly appreciated gift.
As I cut the steek I started having the sneaking suspicion that, perhaps, there was nobody else on Earth who understood what time and effort it took to create this sweater.
And now I have another sweater.
Am I the most selfish knitter in the world or what?
Materials: Hobby Lobby I Love this Wool and Patons Classic Wool
Pattern: I used the charts from Fairly Easy Fair Isle, but changed the gauge and yoke decreases. I also worked it in the round with a steek (using this excellent hand-sewn method) instead of knitting the body flat.
Seriously you guys.
Should I be really nice and give it to her after all? I believe she would be good about hand washing (unlike my mother) and the only thing I'm not sure about is the colors. It would probably ft her very well, and I doubt she would be turned off by the little mistakes and bright yellow hand sewn steek on the inside edge. I already have a smaller knitted item for her, though, and I have quite fallen in love with this cardigan. What do you think?
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