Joining Kat and friends.
I had a couple handknits that I had made but which I never, or almost never, wore. Awhile back it occurred to me that I could frog them and reclaim the yarn.
Here is their story. No names have been changed.
I bought this yarn from a blogger I used to follow. It was a special colorway being sold as a fundraiser for an equine rescue organization. Being on the board of my local humane society at the time AND a knitter, how could I not buy a skein? Unfortunately I forgot that I have absolutely nothing in my wardrobe that this yarn would match nor even complement. I have never worn this cowl.
Really, really… gone.
I started by winding the unraveled yarn into a center-pull ball, planning to skein it once the cowl was fully unraveled. But the process was proceeding so smoothly that I decided to skip the ball-winding step.
Apparently my iPhone camera cannot adjust its focus on the fly.
Since I was already doing laundry, and the next load was going to be hand-knit socks, I decided to take the lazy way out. I put the skeined yarn into a mesh bag, zipped it closed, and threw it into the washer — short & delicate cycle, cold water.
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The second item was a scarf I made for Younger Son’s former fiancée. When they broke up she returned several of the gifts I had given her, including this scarf. I have worn it a few times with a white t-shirt and a black cardigan, but yellow is not a particularly good color on me.
As I struggled to unravel the scarf, I kept thinking about former fiancee. She returned my gifts! She [presumably] hurt my son! Grrr!
I had less and less patience with the scarf. Lots of repressed anger seemed to emerge. I probably harvested only about 3/4 of the original skein.
Hanging to dry.
Still not sure what I will do with the yarns. Donate? Gift? Double-strand with some other color to make it more useful? Stay tuned…