Ok, so i know that the holidays are just around the corner and most are frantically making things to give as gifts, but it made me wonder what was the impetus to knit for most members?
For example: I started knitting about 1.5 years ago (marginally) and only seriously knitting about 10 moths ago. Since then i've made three baby blankets, 3 baby hats, a baby sweater, booties, a shawl for my sister, discloths for my mom and sister, about 7 scarves for family and friends, etc...
It dawned on me that i haven't really made anything for myself - not that i mind. I knit because i like it and i
the finished products, but i guess i'd classify myself as a "gift knitter"
. I'm constantly finding things i'd like to make for others. I have about 25 projects i'm planning for my lovely sister and have 2 books on baby stuff and have NO children (nor plans for any) of my own, but i have friends who are rapidly procreating! However, I don't have a strong need to make things for me
(i have a few sweater ideas, but i have so many other projects i'd like to finish first).
So my question to the forum is: For whom do you knit? Are the projects you complete for yourself or gifts for others generally?