Have you ever wondered why women have so many lipsticks? We all have millions of them. Even I do and I don’t wear lipstick, finding that I find it irresistible to chew off as if it is some strange new food group.
Well a lipstick always fits. Doesn’t matter how bad the day, if you feel like a blob or have not good hair – a lipstick will sort all of that out. And it’s easily concealed, so when going ‘cheer me up’ shopping it pops in your bag – no tell-tale shopping bags to take home.
Scarves are exactly the same. As a knitter they tend to be the first thing you learn, and I have just realised that I now officially have more than I can wear. There are some great things about knitted scarves – they keep you warm, they are really versatile, they make great gifts, they are quick, they are a fantastic way of trying out new stitches and wool to get a feel for them before you do something bigger. Gosh the excuses just keep coming.
But do I really need to ONLY knit scarves? This phenomenon has crept up on me since the cardie incident. At the time of this disaster I already had a tank top on the needles, so this was finished in a fit of defiance (and ironically was perfect despite no swatching, blocking or measuring), but since then I have not knitted a single thing that actually needs to fit.
Let’s look at my current range of scarves.
Seeing a pattern here? Or rather not a pattern…..
I believe I am a knitting chicken. This cannot be allowed to continue.
So – I’m starting a hat. Well I need something to match all those scarves.