SAHM attire, I find myself lately trying to make a statement! I love to create and will try anything to achieve a look in my wear.
Both of my teen daughters have amazing sense of fashion and are online frequently for inspiration. They are not alone. When I walk around town and see all the latest fashions, I would say to self, I’d love to wear that too. How can I make that?
There are people who may only have Walmart as far as their clothes are concerned. You can get some really creative people who find ways to–and I AM going to quote Tim Gunn–“Make it work” (cringe.) I have heard quite a few anti-fashion voices too. It’s amazing that, with so many knitters, little is concerned with fashion. I love sketching my projects and then doing whatever I can to make the shape work. It’s been fun, but, not many people knit like that.
Do you pick a pattern or design a sweater because you want to KNIT it or because you want to WEAR it? I suppose my ideal design would be both a joy to knit and pleasure to wear, contemporary and timeless at the same time.
Yet I notice this recurring theme on a lot of knit blogs about never wearing the FOs. What is up with that?! Do these knitters choose projects for the fun of knitting and this leads to a pile of unworn garments? If that’s your thing, then better to give those items away. But, if you really want every knitting moment to be fruitful and fashionable, why not use a tool like Mary’s Closet Sorting algorithm to identify the holes in your wardrobe and then methodically seek out knitting patterns or design your own clothes to fill those holes?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
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