Friday, September 05, 2008
One of my favorite bloggers Lynne, asked : do you wear the things you knit? Well, I'm wearing the practice sweater today. I am including a close up of the puppy buttons. Sunny at the cleaners charged me 3.00 dollars to sew the 7 buttons on. 3.00 for peace of mind. What a bargain.
I have worn practice sweater all day without even a thought of a button mishap. The awful sound of a button hitting the floor and breaking my heart won't be happening here. Nope. Call me a cheater... .I am so HAPPY!
The acrylic practice sweater doesn't itch one bit. I have a sleeveless shirt on underneath. If I make the real sweater with the birthday washable merino heathered purple wook, I may change a few things. The sleeves are beyond roomy. I could hide a BOX of kleenex up my sleeve. Oh and I am going to look in Knit and Tonics new book Close Knits. Has anyone seen it yet? She's a top down raglan lover.
So Lynne, I am happiest when I can wear something I knit. It has been a long learning curve for me. I'm thinking of parting with a few early knits that are truly terrible. I know, a bad round of golf wouldn't upset a golfer. Admitting that I wasted money on the yarn kills me. I wonder if I can actually throw them out.??????
Have you done this? Do you have any tips? How can I stop the pain as I discard them? And yes, they are unfroggable. Help me help me!
I'll talk to you in the comments. :)