Friday, September 16, 2011

A Cleansing Knit

I'm not exactly sure when it happened, but somewhere in between selling hand knits and creating designs for knitting patterns, my favorite hobby started to feel a little like work at times.  Don't get me wrong, I don't love knitting any less than I did two years ago, but sometimes with baby and career taking most of my time, knitting for fun seems to be at the bottom of my priority list.

I guess sometimes the things we 'must' do get in the way of the things we'd like to do.

Enter Gramps Slouch.  I first fell in love with this hat pattern a few months ago when I added it to my Ravelry Roundup.   

Perfect pattern + perfect yarn + a week of vacation =  refreshing knitting

Pattern:  Gramps Slouch
Yarn: Plucky Primo Worsted (Icey Audrey colorway?)
Raveled: here

ps... I've been trying to figure out photoshop a bit (I've had it for a couple years and done nothing with it- it's so intimidating).  I think I'm starting to get it because in this last picture, I actually made wrinkles disappear from my face- (hey, at least I'm honest about it)!

What about you- anything you can put off until tomorrow?  It may be time for a well-deserved cleansing knit. 


  1. Cute hat!
    And an adorable baby :) Have a great weekend!

  2. I had a phase like that when I had to knit a few boleros, and I did nothing else for 3 months. It kind of sucked the fun right out.
    But a week off and some relaxing me knitting always helps. That's a cute hat and Elise looks adorable!

  3. Love the idea of a cleansing knit. That hat is so cute, and I love the color on you!

  4. Every now and then I totally need a selfish, fun, just for me knit. This hat looks great!

  5. Love this hat!! I can definitely understand how one needs to have some knitting just for themselves once in a while, otherwise the burnout just sneaks up on you. Looking good!

  6. love this hat! i need to knit myself one now. that's a beautiful colour too! you look great!!! well done to do a cleansing knit.

  7. Well, for the next 3 weeks, there ain't going to be much knitting in my life... work, work, work... I'll probably take a few days off once it's over and knit to relax! Your new hat is beautiful! This color looks great on you and it's a very original hat!

  8. Beautiful hat...GORGEOUS daughter! That four letter word (WORK) steals too much time and creative energy from all of us! I never have enough time to knit, but I always knit every day...even if it's just a little bit! Hang in there!

  9. I can totally empathise - before I did my fine art degree, I used to paint and draw all the time. By the end of uni, it had become a bit of a chore because of having to churn out the paintings. I didn't do any painting for ages after.

  10. I love the hat, but really love the cowl! Care to share the pattern that you used for it?

  11. @Anonymous

    The cowl is my Breckenridge Cowl pattern. You can find the link on the right of this page, or by searching on Ravelry.