Help me get my needles clacking
January 8, 2014 2:30 PM Subscribe
I am looking for recommendations for non-sweater
hand-knit items that you love and cherish and use all the time. Basically I want to know what knit things that you've made or received that you wore out.
posted by Syllables to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (46 answers total) 48 users marked this as a favorite
I love knitting, and my skill level probably ranks between intermediate and advanced. I have zero interest in making sweaters, and the amount of yarn I'd need to cover my fat gut would cost way, way too much anyway.
This is a problem. I don't want to knit anything unless 1) it will be loved 2) it will be legitimately useful, because I have some kind of yarn-guilt disorder. Even making things like scarves saddens me a little, because they get packed away 8 months of the year.
I already have donated a considerable amount of knit items to our local hospital & shelters. I don't knit certain things like shawls because, while they are beautiful, I know I would never, ever use it and therefore can't justify the time or cost sink.
We are swimming in hats, mittens, scarves, socks, and dishrags already, but I wouldn't turn my nose up at anything from those categories!
And yes, I use Ravelry, but often get lost in the sea of beautiful items and end up in some kind of rabbithole where I spend 3 hours looking at baby receiving blankets and I don't even know a baby in the first place.