I’ve been reviewing my wardrobe. Kirsti made a good point on my second to last post that I really should send my old stuff to the charity shop – not the bin.
With this in mind I looked at the shelf where I keep most of my handknits – It’s a large shelf and very full! They were were definitely a few things that needed to go.
Do you remember Keats?
Keats was the topic of my post “Arghh! I’ve broken my knitting!” in which I discovered I hadn’t done enough rows on the rib on the front – decided to cut and graft and got far more familiar with grating a complicated knit and purl pattern than I ever wanted to!
I haven’t worn Keats because every time I put it on, the waist looks decidedly odd. I’m not sure if it was my butchery and grafting or a “feature” of the design but I think you’ll agree – this is not a flattering look!
I swear, on my yarn stash, that is not me in those unsightly bulges – it’s all jumper!
The yarn, Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran, is too good to give or throw away so Keats is off to Frog City.
Another garment that will be visiting Frog City is my Judie Jacket.
It’s just too big, loose, shapeless and bulky. Now I’ve worn it a few times,to me it looks like an old frumpy jumper for slobbing around the house – and I look at least 10 years older than I am in that photo!! Not what I wanted from my precious Rowan Ribbon twist!
I’m sure I can do better with the yarn for both … not much for the charity shop but recycling is environmentally friendly isn’t it?