This was my first Me Made May, I started with high hopes but in the end, I agree with the ‘knitters need their own month’ sentiment out there. For me, daily wearing of hand knits isn’t a problem. Luckily my beloved San Francisco Fog has rolled in heavy this month! Summer gives us plenty of opportunity to wear wool and I certainly did that this month. I never leave the house without a knit layer.
The real challenge I set for myself is to destash anything not worn in May. A couple pieces are going to live with Mom, so I’m calling this at least a partial success! This sweater I never wear:
Through no fault of it’s own. I just don’t wear it. It’s an open cardigan, lacking buttons/zipper/toggles/whatever so maybe that’s it. It was a breeze to knit, I enjoyed making it. Someone should enjoy wearing it.
Then there’s this:
What was I even thinking? This is nearly a decade old. It’s lived under the bed for most of that decade. It’s not for me. I’m chalking it up to poor decision making skills. I’ve gotten much better at picking projects to suit my personal style. It’s the perfect of example of ‘if I had tried it on in a store, I never would have bought it.’ Live and learn! Mom will give it a good home.
And then there’s the 3rd part of my personal Me Made May challenge…swatch and design one of the sweaters I’ve had on the brain for years. I’ve got yarn stashed. It’s just a matter of making it happen. Turns out I did zero on this front! I didn’t even think about pulling the yarn from the stash even once. A realistic look at my queue tells me I won’t be knitting myself a sweater for a few months. Meh.
Maybe by the fall, knitters will have their own month. If I lived on the east coast, it would be a perfect Rhinebeck sweater. Maybe that should be the goal. I’m trying to figure out how to tell Mom I don’t want to come home at Christmas this year. It’ll cost a fortune. (Hi MOM!) Maybe a fall visit, to coincide with Rhinebeck is the answer! That would certainly soften the blow. I’ll save money, visit the east coast around my birthday and favorite season (aside from fog season!), trek to a knitter’s paradise of epic proportions…A new sweater for the occasion would be the icing on the cake!
Or maybe it’s just lip service…hard to tell at this point!