Like pretty much everyone, my life is pretty darn busy. I’ve got a husband and two energetic young boys. I have work that I love, but that takes up a lot of head space. Like everyone, I’m juggling to maintain a home, a family, work, and friends.
I want to MAKE. I love to make great food for my family. I want to cover my people and fill my home with things made with my own two hands.
And, of course, I also like to knit. I really, really like to knit.
But right now in my life, my favorite sort of knitting is the kind I don’t have to think much about. Last winter I whipped out a baby blanket for the first time and thought, holy god that was amazing! I didn’t have to worry about getting gauge. I didn’t have to worry about it fitting. I could just knit.
I brought it everywhere with me (because I COULD! I could knit it anywhere, because I never had to THINK about it) and I finished it in less than 2 weeks.
(This is me, giddy about my sweater. Can you tell?)
So, we’ve thought for a while now that CustomFit was going to be pretty awesome.
But knitting my test sweater was a revelation: it was as easy as knitting a blanket, with the reward of knitting a sweater you actually love to wear.
I made a few simple decisions. (Here’s my swatch! I want a v-neck pullover!)
I knit to my own gauge.
I didn’t have to make a single modification.
I just knit.
And you know what? I’ve never had a better fitting piece of clothing. I keep thinking, it’s like it was made just for ME! But really it’s more accurate to say… it was designed just for ME. All the thinking had already been done.
I just knit. And in less than 2 weeks, I had made the best sweater I’ve ever worn.
(Of all sweaters – hand-knit or store bought. EVER.)
And it was the easiest too.
I’m swatching for my second one right now. Whoo!