This year I joined Me May May, pledging to wear one garment I had made each week that I never or rarely wore, and to reflect on why I didn’t wear it. As we’re in week two, here’s my second…
I can already here some of my lovely readers saying, ‘But we like that!’ However, that’s not the only bit of deja vu I’m getting. This second piece of me made clothing, just like the first, I made:
- because I needed a project – this time to practice crochet.
- from yarn I bought in a hurry that I don’t really like the colour of. I never wear purple (lilac maybe – but nothing this dark) and I certainly don’t wear that mustard colour.
Also, as with exhibit A, the yarn is naff. I don’t know about the wear-ability – since I’ve never worn it – but every single ball had at least one knot in it where the ends had been tied together. Any yarn maker who treats knitters with such contempt goes straight on my black list.
But back to the shawl…
Although I knew I never wear purple or mustard, I made this shawl to sit on the back of the chair at my desk to fling over my shoulders when I got cold sitting for a long time. Unable to find a yarn I liked, I settled for this one, telling myself it didn’t really matter what colour it was. But have I flung it over my shoulders when I’ve got cold? Not once. Every time I get cold I go search out a warm cardigan.
So, I know why I made it and I know why I don’t wear it. I now just need to give myself a few more slaps on the leg for ignoring rules I already had about purchasing yarn and lacking patience!
I’m also going to start a Things I’ve Learned That I Already Knew list. If you made such a list, what would you put on yours?