You may have noticed that this year, I didn't write about my Christmas knitting. The reason for that is because I didn't really have any Christmas knitting. Since my knitting time had been severely limited for months due to working a boatload of overtime, I didn't want to stress out over a knitting deadline. The only knitted gift I gave this year was a vest for my mom. I'm still waiting on pictures of her wearing it, so...another day.
However, you may recall that I did some knitting for the holidays last year and one project that I'd intended for my daughter just didn't work out well at all. My daughter got a last minute gift card and as of my post last year, I was pondering what to do with it. For the entire year, this half-done sweater has been slung over the back of a chair in my craft room.
And it mocked me.
Every time in the last 365 or so days that I would enter that room, my eyes would scan over my messy, lovely yarn stash and land on that chair. That blasted chair with that blasted sweater. I tried throwing another sweater or two over it. A couple of scarves. Yet no matter what, a small sliver of that beautiful blue would peek out from under my attempted camouflage and I was reminded of my failure.
So I decided to do something about it.
We went from this:
|These pieces look so innocent...|
|Night-time lighting in my house. Bleh...|
|Takin' a swim in da tub! (Again the lighting...eesh)|
|Just hanging' out after a|
And finally to this:
|So THERE! HA!|
I had the last laugh. And that beautiful blue will become something else. Something lovely that fits. Something that sings, rather than mocks.
P.S. - If you have a large amount of yarn to reclaim as I did here, I strongly recommend you invest in a niddy noddy. You can get an inexpensive one here or here. I don’t have one yet but it’s next on my list. You wouldn’t believe the gyrations I had to go through to get my uber-long skeins wound (it would also help to be smarter about how long you make your skeins). Live and learn…