My big brother is bound to ask, him being of the school that if you want or need something, why on earth wouldn't you just buy it from someone who's job it is to make it?
For example, Marks & Spencer sell smart & stylish jumpers for a lot less than even the wool would cost, & that's before you've knitted it up & sown it together - also, that's assuming that you are a reasonably competent knitter who won't produce a jumper with three arms, or an 8" circumference neck, or something.
Equally, why would you grow vegetables at your allotment when Tesco sells them all washed & ready to cook? And making wine - how odd! And your apple wine doesn't even taste like proper wine!
Well, I do these things because practical hobbies stretch the mind, satisfy a creative urge, & you get something unique at the other end of it that you can be proud of making.
Mind you, I might be the world's most rubbish quilter, in which case, I would still get something unique at the other end, but it might end up being a talking point for the wrong reasons, in which case I will stick to making my apple-wine-which-doesn't-taste-like-wine, & chalk it up to experience.
Of course, I may be utterly brilliant - but I won't ever know if I don't give it a whirl, will I?
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