I'm sorry but that just sounds a bit too snobbish for me. I enjoy crafting and I have a fairly decent stash that is heavy on the acrylic/easy care front. I make items for everyone. My mother, a crafter herself, will receive items made out of more luxurious yarns than perhaps my grandchildren simply because kids need more durable items and I would hate to saddle the parent of anyone tiny with the responsibility of hand washing and blocking an item.
Everyone is worthy of an item made out of love from a craft you enjoy. It's a gift to you in making something with your hands and it's a gift to them when you present it. There are times when I make things and simply place them in the charity bins around town. I don't know the homeless or downtrodden soul who will receive my gift but that doesn't make them any less 'worthy' than a relative. Who knows, it could be just the thing the lift their spirits and help them rise above their circumstances.
I think we, as crafters, should change this mindset and deem everyone worthy. We - or at least I - get selfish pleasure out of making it and they get pleasure out of receiving and wearing it. It's a win-win situation. Celebrate everyone and craft for all!
Speaking of crafting, this weekend I finished up two projects that have made me tickled. The first is a lace knitting bag for my upcoming sock knitting adventure. I've ordered my needles (size 0-4) and when they arrive, I will embark on learning how to knit socks on straights. I wanted a special bag just for that and so I made this little beauty.
|My Knitting Bag - Ravelry Project Page - Knit Picks Brava Worsted yarns|
I also made a fabulous summer bonnet this past weekend. I went scrap stash diving and worked from that basket. I have so many odds and ends of leftovers, it's nice to find projects that help use up those bits. This pattern was newly released on Ravelry in July so I thought I would give it a try and I have to say, I really like how it turned out.
|Cool Breeze - Ravelry Project Page - Red Heart Super Saver yarns|
Currently it's raining and has been for some time. We've got flood advisories and thunderstorms - such fun. Not a lot of sleep was found last night but hopefully it will be quieter tonight so I will go to bed early to make up for it.
Did you do anything fun this weekend? Do you have exciting plans for this week?