Nope, I didn’t cast on a baby sweater just to be sure, last night. Instead I finished two projects, one that had been blocking over the weekend. Pictures will come when I can find a wee one to fit in the clothes. I know the projects will enter a photo studio tonight but I’m not sure how that will turn out since I won’t be there to see what happens to my darlings.
I mean, just because you take great photos doesn’t mean you can arrange knitting, right? What if they get dropped on the floor? What if…
I don’t really care what happens to things I knit after I’ve given it away even though I strongly prefer it when I see that things come to good use. A randomly sent picture of your loved ones wearing (“oh, I didn’t think of that, s/he’s wearing it all the time”) that hat I sent or those socks I knit, can make me happy for days just thinking about it (and yes, I will show it to everybody I know). And it really flatters a knitter’s heart (well, at least this knitter’s heart) when a picture of you wearing my handknits shows up on the Internet or elsewhere where I just happen to see it. Perhaps with a note saying something about how much you like that sweater or hat or scarf, ah, I melt! (Yes, I’m looking at you, Emelie, you totally made my day, thank you! I might have shown half of my office that picture too…)
These are the good scenarios. If you don’t appreciate my handknit, that’s fine too (but don’t expect to get more until I’ve forgotten how you treated it the last time). If you put it in the drawer, well, too bad for the great wool I used but ok. (As you can see I’m not at all ok with this but let me at least pretend I am.) If you’re a baby and you through up on my handknits, that’s totally fine, I don’t take it personally, you throw up on your parents too and they give you food.
But I can’t stand the thought of someone not handling my handknits with respect before I’ve given it away. So yes, I’m going to be a little nervous until all garments are back home safe with me.
So, in order to cast on another baby sweater I need to bring out my ball winder. That’s fine, it’s even great fun, but today I don’t have the time so for now it’s just me and the green shawl, which will hopefully eventually turn out to be a very pretty looking Color Affection by Veera Välimäki. We’ll just have to wait and see.