In preparation for our move I am sorting through my projects separating the good from the old and ugly. I have definitely definitely discovered a few that make me ask if I have sniffed too many baby wipes before casting “that” on.
As in trust me – I am too embarrassed to take a picture.
I have also unearthed a few projects I started years ago and put away until “the kids are grown and I have my brain back”. Not that this is likely to happen anytime soon.
There is “The Sheep Shawl” that I started and had to give up, because the complicated lace pattern made my head swim. Continuing the “sheep theme” is the “Shy Sheep Vest“, I love the pattern, but gave up on following the graph, started writing it out and did not get past line 20 because I need to concentrate. Than there is the “Potpourri mittens“. I loved that project, but got “lost” or “found” some stitches (I do not even remember which) and so it has been languishing in my “guilt drawer”. Yes, I actually have a drawer where I shove all the projects that are giving me “an eye” so I do not feel guilty.
Then there are the current monsters:
Half a baby legging – way too small for a baby at this point.
A top for the crochet hat gone so wrong, that it is approaching right from the other side.
Unhappily one of the “uglies” is a “Carnation dress – coat”. This is the classic case of de-Nile is not just a river in Egypt. First of all it is way too heavy. And it is knit too tight, so it hardly bends. Yet I kept telling myself that all will be well. The last problem is that I spaced my increases evenly in 5 places in the skirt. Since the fabric is so tight and inflexible – the five lines really stand out. As in away from the body. Looks funny (if one ignores the house spend knitting this monster).
But there is also a project that can be redeemed (kind of). Again I want to think that I was under the influence of the insidious fumes in baby wipes. How did I take the measurements for a baby vest in a way that is is nicely fits my 9-year old? I am baffled, but nevertheless converting it into a sweater for DD #2.
This is about all the UFOs I am prepared to confront tonight.
Now I will just go and knit quetelly on my “daily sock”.