Tuesday, September 25, 2007
So I went into Tar-jay last week to pick up a few things and of course I had to peruse the women's department.
And I don't know if it is because I am knitting more now that I am noticing more hand knits in the store. But I almost lost my mind up in there!
Everything that we are personally hand knitting is sitting on the racks in stores looking good and far more cheaper than what we could knit it (not to mention the time). Take a lookey:
The sister to Juliet!!
Is that the cousin to Flair?!?
And these are nice too....sigh
I know! Hand knitting is truly a hobby (since it is no longer called upon as a necessity).
But it just makes a little 'something something' jump inside of me when I see the machine knitted items in stores that I can just snatch up and buy with a blink of an eye!
Mmmmh...don't sleep on Tarjay's fashion! I luvs it! :oD Haha!
I know I know some of you would respond that hand knitting is unique, special, and all about the process. Not to mention the priceless care and love that goes into a garment. Yep, I do know that!
~ But do you just sometimes feel that the store knits are better than your hand knits?
~ That sometimes it is just more efficient and economical advantageous just to go out and buy it off the shelf?
Don't get me wrong I will still be over here knitting. Just sometimes I rather buy things right out the store, than sit down and make it myself! And I do!! LOL
Also, now that most folks know that I am knitting anything I wear that may resemble knitting there is the question of "Did you do it yourself??"
Soapy Knitter once made a personal proclamation that she would love to have all her sweaters in her closet hand knitted. Wow! Wouldn't that just be awesome?!? I can't even imagine that right now! Haha! :op
Just so you know I did leave out of Tar-jay with that cute swing sweater! ;op And I am eyeing all the other ones too in various colors of course! ;oD
What say you? Store vs. Hand knitting??