Speaking of socks, I'm wearing some that I knit for HWWV quite awhile ago. I'd wear a pair that I knit for myself but I'm so lousy at keeping track of socks that I can't manage to find a matching pair. I suppose I can wear non-matching socks but I keep thinking that their varying thickness might make me feel like I'm wearing shoes with two different heel heights or something.
I used to knit socks constantly. Now, I don't have the time that I used to, so the ones that I do knit are few and far between. That said, unless you are a beloved, don't dare ask me to knit you socks.
Or a cap.
Or anything else.
I have found that few people understand what goes into knitting a(n) insert item name here.
I'm not one of those selfish knitter types. I'm not. I think I have just figured out, over time, that it is better to really know if someone will use or appreciate what I make for them before I spend the time. And I say "make" because this is also true for sewing, quilting, crocheting, painting, sculpting, building, composing or, oh, Mod Podge-ing.
I wonder if non-crafting people think that because we enjoy the process of creating, that somehow that pleasure of crafting results in us just wanting to do it all the time, for hours on end, whether or not the recipient will ever use that item. Yeah, those socks may take me 49.75 hours of knitting, but I enjoy knitting! Right? So . . . knit them even though you won't wear them?
Crap. I'm sounding selfish now.
I take back what I wrote.
BTW: Here's a couple photos HWWV took of us. And guess what? I'm not wearing a stitch of make-up. Girlfriend, in her picture, isn't either. It's all computer magic. And no, I didn't ask him to do this for us. He wanted to.