Saturday, May 01, 2010

Knit & Crochet Blog Week: Saturday - Revisit a past F/O - knitcroblo6

Bring the fortune and life of a past finished project up to the present. Document the current state and use of an object you have knitted or crocheted, whether it is the hat your sister wears to school almost every day, or a pair of socks you wore until they were full of holes. Or maybe that jumper that you just didn’t like that much…

Today I thought we'd take a look back at the first sweater I ever knit - the Ribbon Tie Cardigan from Knit.1. It was knit way back in 2005 out of Lion Suede. Here is my original FO picture, complete with a dribble of Starbucks on my white top. (For the record, last week I dribbled Starbucks on my white top on the way to CT Sheep and Wool. Some things never change.)


The status of this first sweater?  It's tucked away in a drawer in the spare room.  It still doesn't have a ribbon tie.  I think I only wore it once.  Honestly, although I guess I loved it when I first knit it, I believe that was simply because it was my first sweater.  I don't like chenille yarns.  I don't like sweaters with 3/4 sleeves.  I don't like the length of this sweater (it's too short).  But I'll probably always keep it, tucked away in that drawer, because it's my first sweater and I can't bear to part with it.

6 comments:

knitseashore said...

I do like the sweater, but if you aren't happy with the fit, you're just not going to wear it. You're smart that you saved it though -- I wish I'd saved mine.

Hope K.C. is better!

bmom said...

Chenille yarns aren't good. It's always disappointing not to be happy with the way something turns out.

Sara said...

Lion Brand has put out some of the worst of the yarn world and some of the best. I'm really impressed by your sleeve seams. They look perfect in the picture!

JelliDonut said...

You must have had a premonition because that sweater looks so current--I swear I saw one like it at Macy's a few months ago. I would keep it too, even if you don't want to wear it. The first is always special.

Melissa said...

Sadly my first sweater is HUGE. Fit at the time, but 50 pounds later, it doesn't so much.

Zonda said...

Gosh your hands must have been hurting knitting with that yarn ;) My first sweater doesn't fit...sigh..

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