Thursday, October 4, 2007

Look what I made today!....(and then un-made later on)

So I am as guilty as guilty comes when knitting multiple projects is concerned. I can't help myself. I like to have variety and sometimes that means working on more than one thing at one time. Okay, more than 3 things. Or 5 things. Or..well...we won't get into it. Regardless, since I haven't come to a decision about the sleeve length of my Forecast, I decided to start something else I had yarn stashed away for. What I whipped up was this; the Bold and Bulky mini Cardi from Fitted Knits. It started well enough, but when the time came for the collar and edging, I just decided to scrap it. It's not that I won't remake it again someday in a larger size, but for right now, it just wasn't working. Granted it's only about 3-4 hours of actual work put into this thing (aka the time it took me to have quick conversations in the UHP office and to watch Meet Joe Black) here is what I had at the end of that time.




















And this is what I have now that I've ripped it all apart.....



















There is an indescribable feeling of catharsis as one rips out a knitted garment....I had this feeling tonight as my cardigan was reduced to 3 balls of yarn. Possibilities are endless though--I intend to not let them go to waste.

3 comments:

Kara said...

It is a weird feeling when you are frogging a project that big. That yarn is gorgeous, I am sure you will find a fab project for them.

robin said...

I like to make the process even more cathartic and use the ball winder to rip!! Now that's fun!

Marietta said...

thank you for dropping by my blog :)
Is that a rowan yarn? I understand the ripping - it is important in the knitting :)