For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb
Psalm 139:13

Thursday, 20 August 2015

when knit becomes crochet



*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? 


8 comments:

  1. Love the orange! And what a good idea! Anxious to see your progress...

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    1. Thanks Sigrid, will be sharing how I get on. I always think of orange as such a happy colour :) x

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  2. Crafty bilingual - love that! You should trademark that.

    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.

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    1. 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 :) x

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  3. 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!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I'm a big, big fan of orange. Can't wait to have my first ever garment done! :) x

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  4. 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!
    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!

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  5. Sorry to hear about the knitting but I must say, your crochet garment is coming along nicely :)
    xox

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