*Sings blog post title to the tune of When 2 Become 1*
Anyway. You know I started knitting an orange jumper absolutely AGES ago? Well, it didn't last. I finished the back then lost momentum altogether. I became convinced I'd gone wrong, then I couldn't even remember which size I'd started making or which needles I'd used. It was clear the project just wasn't going anywhere.
|Oh, knitted jumper, we were never meant to be.|
When we moved (not that I've mentioned that AT ALL), I came across all the delicious orange Merino I'd bought for the jumper. Sigh. It then occurred to me that it might be a whole lot simpler to frog the back of the jumper and make a whole different garment with the yarn. Maybe a really easy crochet garment? Yay - new project excitement! So here's what I'm making instead. And it's a joy. I've learnt how to work three treble clusters and (with some help) I kind of understand the pattern. Does this make me crafty bilingual?
I'll keep you updated with my progress. In fact, I've got a few train (or replacement bus) journeys ahead of me and I want to get my blue shawl done next month. Hopefully there'll be another FO around these parts soon!
Have you had any frogging/ yarn reincarnation experiences of late?
Love the orange! And what a good idea! Anxious to see your progress...ReplyDelete
Thanks Sigrid, will be sharing how I get on. I always think of orange as such a happy colour :) xDelete
Crafty bilingual - love that! You should trademark that.ReplyDelete
New project excitement is fun and I am glad you found a new use for the yarn. I wonder if this will happen to me as well when I tackle my first jumper... That's my goal this year: to at least start knitting a jumper.
It's been my goal for the last two years! Still yet to complete an adult garment or a pair of socks, but now I'm on my way :) xDelete
so glad you are able to reuse the yarn for something else that you will enjoy even more- that's a great shade of orange too, really wearable!ReplyDelete
Thanks Julie! I'm a big, big fan of orange. Can't wait to have my first ever garment done! :) xDelete
Great to see this - love the colour and can't wait to see the finished garment! I need to buckle down with some of my WIPs. I'm never good at finishing garments for me (except accessories). I have a few cardigans/tops on the go - I really should finish them!ReplyDelete
I have frogged a shrug, quite a while back and last week some of the yarn became a gift pouch for a swap I'm doing. Was really pleased with it - more on the blog soon!
Sorry to hear about the knitting but I must say, your crochet garment is coming along nicely :)ReplyDelete
Very nicee postReplyDelete