Monday, May 25

Reduce, recycle, reuse

I bought some Lorna's Laces Swirl Chunky in December 2008 from Nana's Knit Shop. My good friend blog-free April might remember that shopping trip (!) I didn't know what I wanted to make with it but the yarn was so beautiful that I wanted it. The yarn was on sale, but at the time (and maybe still), the most I have paid for yarn. Surpassing, ever so slightly, what I paid for the Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride and Burly Spun for the felted rug.

Soon, the EZ Bog Jacket was calling to me. I swatched and refigured and modified then knit it up:

Hmm - not what I had in mind. The jacket is very heavy - chunky yarn in garter stitch with a size 8. Dense and blocky. Impossible to wear. I received that very nice knitting bag from blog-free April on that same December day and that is where the unfinished jacket sat for a very long time. Right next to the recliner.

We are in frugal times and I have large piles of (boxes and bags of) yarn in the corner of my bedroom, near the chair in the living room, and even in my office. I want new yarn but how can I justify one more skein??? Fast-forward to a day I was on Ravelry and found Nordicfibregirl's Jawbreaker Cardigan in Lorna's Laces. Fabulous!

Reduce my pile of unfinished objects.

Recycle the yarn - after frogging the (failed) Bog Jacket, I soaked the yarn and put the skeins on my porch rail to dry. Saturday night was not very warm so the yarn spent the next day basking in the sun. Sunday was not very warm either, and despite being flipped and switched around to stay in the sunbeams, most of the skeins are still damp, even today.

Reuse the yarn into a sweater I can wear!

by Nordicfibregirl Flickr

I will get the pattern (Interweave Knits Winter 2006) from fully blogging Julie.

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