ALWAYS TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A SELFISH KNITTER! TOO MANY LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT THAT THIS IS AN ARTFORM THAT COMES FROM THE KNITTER’S SELF!
GIVING AWAY THAT WHICH IS PRECIOUS TO YOU, SOMETHING THAT TOOK YOU A LOT OF TIME AND THOUGHT TO MAKE, SHOULD NOT BE A MORE THAN AN OCCASIONAL THING. NOR SHOULD IT BE AN ACTION INFORMED BY OBLIGATION. SAVE YOUR WORKS AND ONLY GIVE THEM AWAY TO THOSE WHO YOU KNOW WILL APPRECIATE IT.
BE A SELFISH KNITTER. KNIT FOR YOURSELF OR ELSE KNIT FOR WORTHY RECOMPENSE.
one of my greatest joys is seeing how happy luka, aud, and seebs are to get hand-knitted socks… so i keep forgetting to make socks for myself. my sock drawer’s looking a little thin lately. i needed this reminder, thanks. :D
Something that’s stuck with me is Franklin Habit’s comment (emphasis mine): “If your hobby is selfish because the direct benefit of it is yours alone, why don’t we hear about Selfish Golf?”.
I love making things for myself, the effort is always appreciated and no one has to see the mistakes unless I show them :D