So funny story… Remember that one time I said I’m not buying anymore yarn? Hahaha, hohoho, hahah heehee…. ahem.
So, uh… ya. Can we skip past the part where I apologize for not being a better person and knitter and stashbuster and can we also skip the part where I try to justify it? Good! I’m glad that’s settled and we can put that all behind us; I can tell that we’re going to be great friends.
Friends! I want to show you something I just finished making with newly purchased yarn.
I give you Sabrina: an infinity scarf of my own devices. Named so, because that’s whom I’m gifting it to and because I’m terrible at naming anything but plants (at least I think my plant names rock). It’s a soft and lacy little number that you can easily wrap around twice (or even thrice, if you make it long enough, which I did). I love combining lace motifs almost as much as I love twisted stitches. Do you know about the magic and beauty of twisted stitches? I might make a few mods for future iterations. Like maybe pick up stitches along the edge to add a border of sorts. And I’d probably make it a little shorter since this cowl has a lot of stretch lengthwise when you wear it. But otherwise, I love how it turned out.
Also, this is my first time knitting with Malabragio. Whahahahahaaaaa?!?! I know. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to jump on the Malabrigo band wagon. Maybe because most of their colorways disturb me. But this one. This one is a gem. And so nice to work with. So nice that I didn’t want to stop knitting with it.
I would really love to write this pattern up and put it up on ravelry. It’s kind of late and I’m in a rambling mood, so I’m just going to air my apprehensions and fears for a moment, so bear with me… I’m really nervous and afraid of venturing out there as a designer. Am I good enough? Are my patterns good enough? Are my ideas different enough to stand out? I have to admit that I’m pretty judgmental about other patterns. What I would pay for which patterns and so on. So I think that’s how other people are as well. And being rejected is a terrible thought. But I guess we’ll never know until I try, right? I’d like to know what you think, as knitters and readers and craft lovers alike: Could you see yourself knitting this? Could you see yourself wearing this? Would you think differently about it if it was a free versus a paid pattern?
Thanks for letting me air my thoughts. And thanks for letting me get away with buying more yarn when I said I wouldn’t. You guys are all amazing and I love you.