12 11 / 2011
Today I saw a girl wearing a SUPER cute knit hat. Not that uncommon in Seattle, but I loved that she had pinned on the otherwise cream base a big royal purple flower. Personalization: gotta love it.
I pointed out the hat/girl to one of my friends and she immediately said, “Hey, you should knit me a hat like that.”
Now if you knit, crochet or otherwise employ yourself in the creative world you’ve probably heard a comment close to, if not identical to, this one.
I believe it flows from a mentality like this:
1. You know how to make stuff.
2. I see something that looks like it can be made.
3. I want ‘said’ thing and would rather pay you little or no money for it then go buy it (duh!)
4. Therefore you should make it for me.
Now, I love my friends, and I’m often asked to make things for people, which I also love. But this morning got me thinking. How often DO I make things based off of people pointing it out and saying, ‘Hey, you should make that for me.’ Or,to put it frankly: how much shnit ( offensive proof replacement) have I’ve made?
It was at this point that I decided.
Unanimously. With myself.
From this day forth, Sundays shall be dedicated to showcasing past, present, future or just plain awesome items from the “Crochet me that shnit” category.
A little treat from me to you for your Sunday afternoons. Aren’t you happy? So, I’ll see you next Sunday. Same place. Same time. And definitely with some more crocheted (or maybe even knit!?!) shnit. Peace.