I just wanted to take a moment to encourage everyone in these tough economic times. How lucky we knitters are to be equipped to give gifts of fashion, color, texture, warmth and love without needing to break the bank to do it. True, the budget may only allow for less expensive yarns: Alpaca instead of cashmere, wool instead of alpaca, acrylic instead of wool, cones of fiber instead of balls. What the item is made of is not nearly as important as the thought you put into it.
- It is easy to go out and spend money to buy a gift, but much more meaningful to build it stitch by stitch.
- You are not a bad person/parent/friend/daughter/son/sibling etc. for staying within a tight budget in a holiday season. Money DOES NOT equate to love.
- A great gift to give is a set of needles, a ball of yarn, and time to show someone how to use them!
- Even EZ had periods where the money was tight, and she did her knitting part to keep her family warm and happy.
We may not be able to change the course of the economy, but we can pick up our needles and see the fruits of our labor.