I finally got around to doing a FOto shoot of all my unblogged FO's. Being a prudent blogger, however, I'm not going to show them all at once. One a day, people, just like candy bars. Let the FO parade begin!
We'll kick this thing off with one I've never even blogged at all. But there's a good reason for this. I've mentioned this project a couple of times in passing (I believe I called it "the ugliest thing I've ever made"). I made most of it while we were skiing in Lake Tahoe in February. It was supposed to be Juliet, but that...didn't quite work out. It was only after knitting and ripping the bloody thing four times that I finally got it working--and realized the design didn't suit me at all.
Not wanting to waste all the effort, I ripped back to the yoke. There was no way I was going to rip that sucker out after knitting it four times, so I thought I'd just wing it and come up with something on the fly. In the car. On winding, icy mountain roads. With the kids and the dog in the back and my husband demonstrating his winter driving skills with great enthusiasm and little concern for my utter lack of interest in seeing how neatly he could pull out of a slide or my complete devotion to reciting every prayer I'd ever heard while keeping the car on the road by sheer force of will.
Needless to say, I was less than pleased with the result of my design efforts.
When we got home (in one piece, praise all gods that be), I tried it on and then promptly stuffed it behind the sofa in utter disgust, where it has remained, awaiting frogging, ever since.
And then, in my post-Dickinson project clean up, I came across it again. I pulled it out to frog and it occurred to me that it wasn't as ugly as I remembered. And the yarn was soft and pretty. So I tried it on again. Not one of my better works, certainly, but not--I thought--beyond hope. It did fit pretty well. A little modification to the body, maybe. A couple more inches of length. Maybe some sleeves, and one of those left-over buttons from the CPH...
And you know, I think I like it!
Pattern: Mine, mostly
Yarn: RYC Soft Tweed, 7 balls in Sprig
Needles: Oh, maybe a 10 1/2. Knit Picks Options circular