Knitting & Crocheting Blog Week: Day Four – Where are they now?

Day Four! 🙂

Today’s question:

Whatever happened to your __________?
Write about the fate of a past knitting crochet project. Whether it be something that you crocheted or knitted for yourself or to give to another person. An item that lives with you or something which you sent off to charity.

I started looking back through my blog the other night. I decided to talk about my first Ravelympics project. Here’s the post from when I crossed the finish line back in August of 2008. Oh, and here’s the picture of it:

The details, for those interested, are as follows:

Yarn: Moda Dea Tweedle Dee (80% Acrylic, 16% Wool, 4% Rayon), 7 skeins
Pattern: Coziest Sweater by Mari Lynn Patrick as found in Crochet Today, Nov/Dec 2007
Start Date: August 8, 2008
Finish Date: August 23, 2008

Okay, so what happened with that sweater? Well, it’s in my “cold weather” space bag. I think I’ve worn it once.

It looks fabulous on me, the colors are great, the fit is perfect, it’s a long tunic sweater which looks great over jeans.

Two problems:

1) The yarn turned the lightweight camisole I had on underneath into a fuzzy blue monster (in other words, it sheds like crazy). But, the stitches are just open enough that I’m not comfortable wearing it without something underneath it. Also, see #2.

2) I live in Florida. FLORIDA. The only time it gets cold enough to wear this sweater, everyone is running the heat inside buildings. So, I can only wear this thing if I’m going to be outside all day long and not go inside. Because going from 40 outside (which we consider very cold, thank you) to 78-80 inside, makes me cranky when I’m wearing wool (even if it is only 16% wool, that’s apparently more than enough). Taking off the sweater once I’m inside is not a possibility because see #1.

Vicious cycle I find myself in. Ugh. I keep it, because I do love it. And I keep hoping the day will come when I’ll be up north in the winter and can wear it over jeans with some comfy and cute boots on and be totally comfortable out in the snow. 🙂

This was the second real sweater I’ve ever made. And it was the last. There’s just no point here. I have lightweight sweaters (store bought) that I use to layer when it does get cold and I’m going to be outside.

Sorry for the short post today, but we’re surrounded by tornado warnings today (my sister had one cross by her house a few miles away). So, quick posting between storm bands and then I’m going back to watching the pretty weather maps.

Stay tuned, I’ll have a post each day through Sunday, answering the prompts given at Eskimimi Knits’ site. If you want to read the rest of the blogs that are also posting, you can do a google search on this term: 2KCBWDAY4. Everyone participating will have that term in their post and you can follow along that way. 🙂