source: the creative mama
I knit to relax, unwind, and do something selfish. I spend all day at work, and all of the other hours at home, looking after others and solving their big and small problems. My other hobbies - cooking and scrapbooking - also involve doing things for others (cooking meals, creating keepsakes), and I carve out just enough time to run and read that I can still technically put them under my list of "Things I Do". Barely. Knitting clothes and accessories for me, or for me to gift to very special friends, is something I don't want to lose. I don't want knitting to become one more thing with a deadline and a list of 'must do' for others, and to their specifications.
So, I fight the urge to make a cute sweater for a baby boy and instead look at spring patterns and plan to be the selfish knitter I truly need to be.