Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pride....

We all have pride. Maybe for our kids accomplishments, our mate's skills or our co-workers/student's growth. But do we take pride in ourselves? Do we even think about it? Confession: I don't! Women generally push themselves aside to dote on and take pride in others.

I'm of the school that anybody can do what I do. No big deal. If you can read, you can do it. Well, maybe not so much!
Some of my creations, take 7 minutes...who can't do that? Some go on for hours and yet again, anyone can do it. I decided to challenge myself a bit and try some things I usually avoid. With my yarn journeys I usually seek out gorgeous yarns and let them shine so the patterns are fairly simple and give way to the beauty of the thread. I have quite a stash of yarn (not surprisingly!) and found a huge skein of red worsted and another in white, hidden in one of my 7 bins. They yelled "Candy Canes" to me and I began a search for an appropriate item to make. In a stitch book I found one that seemed a bit challenging but the sample was done with 2 muted tones and you really couldn't see the end result. What to make with it? I took the red and white and started on what I thought might be a long scarf. I subsequently decided to shorten it to a scarflette with buttons (of course!) and here's the result. Can anyone do it? Probably, but I did it and I'm proud! Not a bad feeling at all!


7 comments:

Jillys Stuff said...

That is gorgeous! Be Proud Girl.

Raige Creations said...

very nice! it looks great, keep it up!

Barbra said...

Thanks!♥

Leta Porter said...

Very Cool!

Abracadebra Designs said...

Barbra, Your scarflette is gorgeous. Looking at that, it is easy to see that you take great pride in your work.

Debbie

ccooperdesigns said...

Your post is so true, we all should be proud of what we accomplish! Your scarf is so cute, nice work!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The scarflette is adorable! I used to think like that...anyone can do what I do. Then I read an article about why people buy handcrafted items. They just don't have the desire or time to create their own items. Then things made more sense. I can knit, but I'm not good at it so I prefer to buy someone else's creation!