Monday, October 03, 2011

found and fixed

A while back, probably about a year ago, I made this little shrug like sweater, using one ball of a chunky Rowan wool I had. It's a beautiful blue, with flecks of green in it, and I just love the colour. I was sure I had bought two balls of the wool, but at the time of construction, I only had the one on hand.

I loved the sweater, but there was a problem. Who needs a short sleeved, cropped sweater made out of CHUNKY WOOL? Right - not many people. So this sat. Then, I found the second ball, and put it in a bag with the sweater and the proper sized needles... and it still sat.
Recently I picked it up, and decided to just do it. I unpicked the sleeve ribbing, and added length to the sleeves first. (Longer sleeves were more important to me that added length).
Much better. I've even worn it already. I know it will get more use this way. Tossing the stash and finding the other ball of wool was a good thing.


KnitTech said...

It's nice when projects work out.

Sel and Poivre said...

Oh this "rescue" sounds so gratifying - especially since you're already wearing it!

Carol said...

I really need to rescue a knit or 2 as well. Good job!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

It's so cute! Wear it well.