Saturday, May 1, 2010

Knit and Crochet Blog Week: Day 6

Revisit a past F/O

Bring the fortune and life of a past finished project up to the present. Document the current state and use of an object you have knitted or crocheted, whether it is the hat your sister wears to school almost every day, or a pair of socks you wore until they were full of hole. Or maybe that jumper that your did just didn’t like that much…

I'm going to revisit a few different objects.

My first scarf ever: (no picture available. I should take one.)
This scarf is in my closet with all my other winter clothes. In theory, I could wear it whenever I want, but I never grab for it. I won't get rid of it though, it's a great piece of my knitting history. I actually rarely will wear scarves at all, which is sad because they are a great opportunity for knitting.

Charlotte's Web: This was my first real lace project. I remember it being a big challenge because it doesn't have a full chart. You had to extrapolate the pattern. Wow hard. I used to wear it every occasion that I could, now it's been replaced more by a fleece jacket. For the past few months its been sitting in the back of my car bundled up in a pile of junk :( However, it's still my go to "fancy" shawl. I plan to take it on the cruise in January to wear in the dining room.

First socks: Lion Brand makes some good sock yarn. These socks are wearing like iron. They are nothing compared to the socks I knit now, but they are in regular rotation. These socks are plain (something I don't do much), a bit too big, and too short, but I'm still proud that I did them so early in my knitting career.

Bjerk: My first real sweater. This one is now a pile of yarn. I was never happy with the seaming of the shoulders, and the fit wasn't great. Now that I'm much heavier than I was when I knit it, I can't wear it anyway. So I reclaimed the yarn, and I'm sure in this Longhorn family I can find a good use for the burnt orange yarn.

Chullo Hat: Still my absolute favorite hat. And it's been what 2 years? The ends are still not woven in. I do wish the ear flaps would lay a bit flatter though.

I got a big knitpicks order today! And started knitting with my "green veggies" Felici right away. I made up my own anklet pattern, and will share it tomorrow,. (Yep- these are that fast- I started knitting around 2:30 today, and am on the toe now. Plus I had time in between to fold 2 loads of laundry.)


Linda said...

My favorite is the Chullo hat--it's so colorful and interesting. I think it's very cool that you are reclaiming the sweater yarn.

SuzyQ01 said...

I love that hat!