Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day Four: 31st March. Where are they now?

Whatever happened to your __________?

Write about the fate of a past knitting project. Whether it be something that you crocheted or knitted for yourself or to give to another person. An item that lives with you or something which you sent off to charity.

There are a lot of different aspects to look at when looking back at a knitting project and it can make for interesting blogging, as much of the time we blog about items recently completed, new and freshly completed. It is not so often that we look back at what has happened to these items after they have been around for a while.

How has one of your past knits lived up to wear. Maybe an item has become lost. Maybe you spent weeks knitting your giant-footed dad a pair of socks in bright pink and green stripes which the then ‘lost’. If you have knit items to donate to a good cause, you could reflect on the was in which you hope that item is still doing good for it’s owner or the cause it was made to support.

Tips: This topic is similar to one we used for the first Knitting and Crochet blog week. This is purposeful and is intended to help the blogger to reflect on past items and refer back to previous posts and projects once in a while.

I used to be a 'monogamous' knitter ... as in, I only ever had one project on the needles at a time. But that changed a few years ago when I caught the 'startitus' bug from someone -- as in, itching to start new projects before the old ones are finished. There are only two victims of this switch in my psyche (I say 'only' because I know for sure that lots of knitters have *many* old WIPs stashed who-knows-where)! One is a side-to-side striped vest that I started -- and almost finished -- a few years ago, in some lovely tweedy wools, and the other is a single blanket for River's bed in the form of red, white, gray and black 'diamonds' that will be sewn together eventually.

Both of these projects are waiting patiently on a shelf in my storage room - the blanket will eventually get finished as is, but I'm not so sure about the vest -- I've thought about that vest many times. I'm thinking I might frog it and use the wool to do a 'scrummed' version, instead. We'll see!

I didn't get the pics done today that I hoped for.... tomorrow, I promise!

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