Saturday, May 01, 2010

A revisit to say Bye Bye! - knitcroblo6

I'd like to be revisiting Iris to say that she is one of my most used knits but sadly not. It's time to say farewell to a knit that I have barely (maybe never in public?) worn.

Sometimes I catch sight of her on my projects page on Ravelry and I feel a little guilty that it's up there pretending this was a success. I was sure it was when I finished it. It fit nicely, was such a useful looking little piece I thought I'd wear it in to holes when I managed to block the fronts a bit more sternly so they wouldn't roll but I've tried pinning the thing down and she still edges up over what she is designed to cover. So it's time to be honest about her, take her out of the winners enclosure and reclaim that pretty Calmer back. The irony that one of the knits that I was so diligent about seaming has to be dismantled is not lost on me. Sigh!
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11 comments:

Rose Red said...

Oh noes! I'd find it so hard to frog a totally completed garment - but you are right - far better to have the lovely yarn back and use it for something you'll wear. Go you!

Linda said...

I think that that is such a good idea, so many of my knits were wasted just sat in a drawer. Its a lovely colour yarn too.

mooncalf said...

What a shame. It is VERY neat seaming!

I bet it will become something even more lovely though...

The Murphbanks said...

Hello

I've never reclaimed wool from a garment - if you don't mind me asking - how do you do it? Is the wool affected in anyway?
Good luck!
Susie

Charity said...

Oh, dear! So, true, though - a shame to have that gorgeous yarn not in something you love to wear. Happy ripping! :o)

T. said...

I always thought the FO pics of it were so lovely - but if you don't wear it then it's not worth keeping in that form!

Wendy said...

my condolences! I hope she's reborn as something more likely to be worn... what a pretty colour! :)

Lynne said...

Oh dear! It is such a pretty colour that it seems a shame to waste the yarn so take a deep breath and go for it!

knitting sprouts said...

that would be so so hard - but it is very beautiful and deserves to be something worn

Bells said...

oh i remember that! I loved that one on you but if it doesn't work for you, it doesn't work.

Don't tell anyone, but I just gave some knits I didn't love to charity!

Rachel said...

Oh, so sad. I remember this knit and thought it looked fabulous on. But if not worn, I suppose this is the way to go. You are braver than I!

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