Ed­i­tor’s Note,

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS -

Knit­ting is an in­vest­ment—an in­vest­ment of money and en­ergy, but mostly an in­vest­ment of time. That’s what I tell folks to con­sider when it comes to knit­ting—think about how much time it will take, but also think about what you get in re­turn for that time. Do you get a com­fort­able cardi­gan that you can wear again and again? Do you get to show some­one knit­wor­thy how much you love them with the per­fect knit­ted gift? Time is the only thing in this world we can’t re­place, so spend it wisely.

As for me, I’m al­ways knit­ting, but friends know that I am pay­ing rapt at­ten­tion even when my nee­dles are qui­etly click­ing away. That’s one of the ways I make more time for knit­ting in my life. I sneak in knit­ting too—I al­ways, al­ways have a purse project. That way I can steal time from the lit­tle “hurry up and wait” mo­ments in my life. You know the ones, the times where you have to stand in line for­ever or are wait­ing for ap­point­ments. Most folks nowa­days are on their phones. I’m knit­ting. Al­ways knit­ting.

In this is­sue of Creative Knit­ting, we are al­ready think­ing about gift knit­ting for the hol­i­day sea­son that al­ways comes way too soon. There’s a whole sec­tion of knits that would make gor­geous gifts for those truly spe­cial peo­ple in your life. But it’s im­por­tant to treat your­self too. That’s why you should spend some time mak­ing a sweater or pon­cho for your­self—some­thing you can truly en­joy and that will be the result of time well spent. What are your must-make knits for fall? I’d love to know!

Once you learn how to em­broi­der your knits, you will be ready to dress up all your plain and sim­ple projects.

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