Following my first achievement many months ago in what came to be a rather long and complimentary relationship between me and lots of knitted fabrics; I decided to make something knitted and fitted for someone else. I had received so many compliments for my creations and also the various different fabrics I chose to use. Whenever I wore this top my Mother in-law would comment on how lovely it was, the time had come to hatch my cunning plan (sneaky grin spread across my face).
The garment had been decided but I was unsure of the fabric, I decided to sit tight in the hope she would inadvertently point me in the right direction. A few months later I made this top and following more compliments I became confident that this fabric would be the one.
I have to admit buying clothes (let alone making them) for other people is not a road I tend to venture down very often, it’s all about personal preference, style, colour etc, so you can imagine my turmoil (should I, shouldn’t I, maybe maybe not, what if I make a mess of it, what if she doesn’t like it?), the inner fight lasted for a while until I told myself to take a deep breath and do something out of my comfort zone and take a risk.
So the garment was created with shaking hands and put in a safe place, for this was to be a secret until Christmas 2012 – eek! As it turned out it was a great success and well received to my relief. I have realised there is something very rewarding when making garments for other people, the personal touch cannot be replicated. Having said that I am still quite self conscious about the whole thing and very nervous. So I won’t be doing it again any time soon then you would assume…………..oh no, no, no, that would be far to easy, my next creation is for my husband (my biggest critic) watch this space folks!