Guilt Free Knitting


I tend to knit presents for most of my nearest and dearest and over the last few years, this has included socks for both my parents, scarves for pretty much everyone, countless hats and mitts for my husband and adipose for my nephews and plenty of other things that I can’t even remember.  I remember tallying up last years knitting and realising I had given away twice as much knitting as I kept for myself.

In theory, there is nothing wrong with this at all.  It’s a good thing in a way as it makes gift giving a lot easier.  And it normally makes me feel very good knowing that my knitting is being appreciated by someone else for a change.  But this year, I didn’t want to give everything away.  I wanted to be selfish and keep the gorgeous yarn for myself (well, mainly) and so I am not and have not done any Christmas gift knitting.  This is probably a good thing as I seem to have no time for the knitting, what with all the World of Warcraft playing and house painting etc but it’s still left me feeling a little guilty.  I should be sharing my knitting with the world!

What to do about the guilt though?!?  I have two answers; firstly, I am going to try and design more next year, including something for p/hop and secondly, I am going to knit a p/hop pattern and donate to the brilliant cause, MSF!  Voila!  Guilt free knitting!

Now, why do I care about p/hop and MSF?  Well, it does help that 2 lovely MSF ladies kept me sane whilst taking the bus and train home from Woolfest but it’s also because I want to give something back.  If I was a medic, I’d be donating my time to MSF but I am not so p/hop is a brilliant way for me to be able to do my bit.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Thank you very much Perversia. You can read more from Perversia on her Domestic Blissless blog.

Remember you can get all the blog-a-long updates by following p/hop on twitter and in the p/hop Ravelry group.

Help spread the word
RSS
Follow by Email
Facebook
Facebook
Google+
http://www.p-hop.co.uk/index.php/2009/12/guilt-free-knitting/

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *