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Why we knit/sew

Katina | Posted in Knitting and Crochet on

This quote from the linked article sums us up – why we love all the various forms of needlework we do: “There’s no feeling of satisfaction like looking at something that you’ve made yourself.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/jul/26/3

and

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/rebelknitting

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  1. Gloriasews | | #1

    How true  - especially when it turns out better than you expected.  That glow lasts for ages!

    Gloria

    1. Katina | | #2

      Yes, indeed

  2. rodezzy | | #3

    Oh yes, that is so-o-o-o-o-o-o-o true.  I love the finished project.  It's such a sense of satisfaction.  And when I give gifts that are hand made by me, and appreciation is shown, I melt.  I'm giving them a part of me and my love, to take time to make something for someone is an expression of love.  Any giving is an expression of love. 

    1. Katina | | #4

      well said, Rodezzy

    2. damascusannie | | #5

      That's it in a nutshell! Well-said!

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      ThreadKoe | | #6

      I'm giving them a part of me and my love, to take time to make something for someone is an expression of love. Rodezzy, you have expressed my feelings so beautifully, and in a way I have never been able to put into words. When I create something, it is a part of me, I really put my heart and soul into my work. When I gift something, I gift myself. When I am working on something, I eat, breath, sleep, dream, think it. When it is finished, it is almost an empty hole in my life until I start something else. And I have to find the perfect home or person for a project if it is not something for myself. Cathy

      1. rodezzy | | #7

        That's exactly what I feel.  There's a hole in my soul until I start a new project. 

        Last year when I was making scarves for my friends for Christmas, I only saw that person while doing "his/her" scarf.  I wanted it to fit their personality and be something I "knew" they would wear.  Not just something to throw in a closet.   

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          ThreadKoe | | #8

          I often do that when knitting for a person. Or say a prayer or litany of wishes over and over for them as I knit the garment, to sort of protect them as they wear it. Cathy

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