I can relate and some of you can, too.
For many of us, "I do it I self" goes a long way toward explaining why we knit. Whether we're making an afghan, shawl or sweater, it's often the only way to get the precise combination of color, fiber, stitch and style we desire.
In extreme cases, "I do it I self" begins to prompt us to do wacky things such as designing from scratch specific items we want to knit.
Which brings me to this recent endeavor. I'm working on a stealth-mode Christmas knit and I decided it needed a little accent piece.
Nothing fancy, just a simple hand knit bow.
While I'm sure I could find a pattern out there that would more or less fit the bill, for all the quirky reasons that make us who we are as knitters ...
I do it I self. Over and over and over again.