Saturday, December 16, 2006

Would you?

Would you frog this store bought hand knitted Aran cardigan if you had several dry cleaning burnts on it? I don't send my woollies to the dry cleaners anymore but those were the days when I thought wool keeps better minus the water !


It was bought 10 years ago and has seen me through many winters. There's too many memories associated with it, like I was travelling with my late father when I gave some lame excuse for going into this shop near Hampton Court to buy it. I remembered explaining why it costed much more than 'Made in China' machine knitted ones......

I'm sure if I give the recycled wool a good bath and knit it up into an Aran vest I'd have many more years out of it still. Well, I got as far as taking the scissors out this morning but they went back into my sewing basket after the photography session! One of these days....

I've got 2 WIPs, one of which cannot be blogged about till after the New Year since I'm taking part in the celebrating Christmas and New Year the KC way mystery project.


This is Thorn and Thistle from IK Summer 06 and I'm knitting with Catania cotton.



I'm a little undecided about adapting the cardigan sleeves shown in the ensemble into short sleeves for the top. Anyway, that can come later.


3 comments:

Bee said...

if u ask me, i also cant bare to frog, no way!
looking forward to see your olive green FO, jia yu :)

Digie said...

love the colour green!!

mona said...

I love that Thorn and Thistle pattern and it is on my to-do list - It looks good with that lovely olive green