Thursday, August 1, 2013

Silvia, Oh, Silvia

I remember the first craft I made; it was a knitted scarf for my husband. I was so proud of myself and sure about my gift because I had knitted it with much love. That feeling was complete and intoxicating. The beauty of handcrafted is that excitement does not tarnish over time. The miracle of this first time repeated itself again and again, with each finished garment.

I want to share with you my most hidden secret: I am a knitting and crocheting addict.

A knitter must admit this compulsion when she starts to think this way: Work is really starting to interfere with my knitting time!

“There is practically no activity that cannot be enhanced or replaced by knitting, if you really want to get obsessive about it.” - At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee  

Joking apart, crochet and knitting are a versatile craft; there are so many different techniques and stitches to try. I try to challenge myself with a new process or skill for each project.

A knitter starts to work with a thread of yarn, stitch by stitch, she creates a fabric and a shape. The hardest part of this activity is to find out if your garment will be nice or not at the end of the work. Many times you have to completely undo a garment...working hours are lost.

But when the job is done and there are no mistakes you feel again this first emotion're hooked again!

You can see Silvia's beautiful work, which ranges from shrugs and scarves to jewelry, in her Silvia66 shop on Etsy.

Silvia has been with TeamT "forever."