I love to wear the things that I knit. I feel proud of my finished projects and am eager to show them off. Most of the time I get a lot of compliments on my hand knitted items which gives me a little confidence boost. There are occasions when I wear one of my masterpieces and I get nothing, nada, zilch.
This week I wore my spectacular Mosaic Mania shawl by Ute Nawratil. This shawl/wrap is one of my more spectacular pieces because of the breathtaking Zauberball yarn that I used coupled with the perfect brown to show off each Zauberball color. Unfortunately, no one else seemed to notice how amazing this shawl/wrap really is.
I don’t mean to sound conceited or needy but I was slightly disappointed no one seemed to notice how magnificent my shawl is. Has this ever happened to anyone else? You work for weeks or months on a knitted or crocheted project that is nothing but eye candy and then not have a single person seem to notice? It is worse than the cliche of trying something new with your hair and your husband/significant other not noticing.
I invest a lot of my time and myself in each of my pieces. It makes me feel good when others notice the work of art that they are. Maybe I will take a trip to my local yarn shop with a hand knit soon. At an LYS there is always someone there that knows the value of what they are looking at.
So long as you love it, that’s what matters. People are so self absorbed and fail to really look at anything anymore. Plus, we all love your work on the blog!
I think it is just hard for a non-knitter or non-crocheter to really appreciate something like my wrap. Thank you for being so supportive of me and my little blog!
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