So you know I write the knit blog for my LYS.
I was there yesterday snapping photos for my next post.
I learn fascinating little tidbits when I talk to the non staff
For instance, it seems no one finishes their own work.
Clearly, this woman has every right to be in love with her cabled bag. She had the shop finish it. Handles, lining, the works.
And why not?
Another woman, in an entirely different part of the shop, who did not hear my previous conversation,
said the shop finishes all her sweaters.
And why not?
All that work and a poor finish is the kiss of death.
I've made a resolution.
I'll bite the bullet.
I'll knit a sweater flat . I can knit pieces.
THEY can put it together.
Even this little bunny was put together by Linda, the class teacher.
"She shows us how, but we let her do it " says one student.
I know it is costly.
I'm incredibly frugal, but I want a sweater that I made.
I know the shop owner wants her students to learn finishing.
I know not many want to.
If you love to knit you don't have to love to finish.
That said, I just finished putting together my friend's mother's blanket. I crocheted the panels together
It was not fun.
But it is done and I was happy to help her out.
Cross FINISHER off the list of lifelong learning skills,
I just want to knit!