To Knit or Not to Knit

Well, that is the question. Today I took a long hard look at all of my handmade sweaters. Which ones I wear often and which ones I don’t. (usually the don’ts are ones I’m not happy with) For the longest time I would knit to keep my hands busy and as a way of mediation and stress relief. Due to this, the sweater cubby is bursting. The problem is, I still want to, need to knit!!! What’s a girl to do? I have a solution. We always have a solution. I’ve broken it down below.

  1. Allow yourself 2 personal knits/crochet per season. Only knit to fill holes in my wardrobe.
  2. Knit more garments as gifts.
  3. Knit to stockpile for when you can sell at artisan shows again. (or if not possible, I may start selling online)
  4. SEW MORE!

I’m a huge fan of #4. I’m also not sewing as many garments as I did before. Now it’s quality over quantity and I’m working to fill holes in my wardrobe as well. I have to keep reminding myself that I don’t need to sew and knit EVERYTHING!

That all said, I have chosen two knits (above), that will be my fall knits. I’m currently working on my summer ones, the Denise jumper and a summer, cotton, crocheted jumper (both below). Once those are done, that is it for my own personal summer knitting. Currently we have a pop-up knit-a-long over in our Vintage WIPs Facebook group. There is no deadline and you can join when you like.

Speaking of knit-a-longs, once I’m done Denise, I will be starting the two-toned cardigan and we will have another pop-up knit-a-long for that as well. I will announce it here!

Where to find the patterns. (click on the photos and it will take you to the pattern – some are free and some are paid)

What are you knitting plans? Do you limit yourself? Or do you knit all the things?

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