After surveying my Ravelry project list, I decided that I needed another period of “Finish It Or Frog It.”
Behold the Falling Leaves Bag:
I decided to face the fact that sitting in the WIP bin in the corner was NOT going to make this magically become what I’d wanted it to be. I hated to rip it out after all that work on the leaf chart, etc., but at least now I have the chart and a good idea of how to make it the way I want it. BTW, anyone who tells you that frogging four-color intarsia is a breeze is either lying or delusion or has a memory-loss problem.
A portion of the yarn will become a May Baby Sweater for Franklin and Carla’s son-to-be. Yeah, I know the yarn is handwash only, but they’re grown-ups; they can figure out how to deal with it.
Behold my Tomato:
After some internal wrestling, I decided to frog this and wait till I’m at my goal weight to knit this for myself. Earlier this week, I gave away my Alisa to my friend Tanya b/c it was so much too big for me, and that was REALLY hard to do. Thinking about that, I decided I didn’t want to knit Tomato then have to give it away in a few months b/c I had shrunk out of it. If I’m going to invest the yarn (read: money) and effort in a pullover for myself, even a simple cap-sleeved one, I want to be able to wear it for a long time. So, it’s not an insecure “I’m not worth knitting myself a sweater at this weight” thing. It’s more of a selfish “I don’t want to knit myself a cool sweater then give it away to someone else in a little while” thing.
NOW, this is not to say that I won’t knit for myself. I’m seriously considering knitting myself a cardigan. The way I see it, I can get away with wearing an oversized cardigan when I’ve lost weight a lot easier than I can get away with wearing an oversized pullover. As a matter of fact, I remember this awesome red cotton cardigan I used to have that I purposely shrank after it got too big so that I could keep on wearing it. (I SOOOO wish I still had it! That was a most worthwhile $25 Target purchase all those years ago.) I’m most likely going to knit Jane from Custom Knits b/c it’s designed to be open in the front. By the time I’m done losing weight, it will probably close, lol.
Onward and upward…I am DETERMINED to finish Bobcat’s birthday scarf from 2007 before I leave for Singapore so that I can give her two birthday gifts this year – one marked “2007″ and one marked “2009″.