While boutique hopping, I discovered a gorgeous braided shawl. While the price was quite excessive, I vowed to recreate it for a fraction of the cost. I must admit that although I pride myself in being artistic and detail-oriented, promoting the hand-made and seeing concepts through from start to finish, I have absolutely no patience for knitting. From the stitch-counting to the resulting unevenness between rows, it is more of a source of frustration than relaxation for me.
I can, however appreciate a well-crafted scarf or sweater and applaud all those who stick with this craft.