Kill Your Darlings

When I was pregnant with the youngest kiddo, I started on this wrap-around onesie in delicate beige cashmere:
And then I misplaced it. And couldn't find it until now, when the youngest offspring is almost 8 months and much too big for it. (Also, I have come to the conclusion that there is another baby onesie pattern I much prefer, but more about that in a later post.)

So - even if there's only one arm and some (a bunch) of buttons missing before completion - I've decided to frog it and use the yarn for something else. Perhaps a soft baby pullover.

A more painful frogging decision was this jacket for myself that I started on three years ago:
I knitted eagerly for some time until other temptations took over, and the sweater sank into oblivion. And now I've lost the feel for it. I still like the pattern, but have decided that I will rather knit a dress with the yarn (which by the way is Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Chunky, it's really nice).

The moral here? It's a great feeling to finish stuff, but it's equally nice finding half finished projects, killing them and starting over again with a clean slate!

2 kommentarer:

  1. Hihihi....liker moralen din godt jeg!!! Så herlig å høre at det er flere som mener det samme!!

    Fristelsen for nye prosjekter er trollbindende...
    men det å ta avgjørelsen på å rekke opp igjen noe er også en herlig følelse;o) En ting mindre i den dårlige samvittingheta..

    Ha en fin dag!!

  2. God konklusjon! Det er godt å få rydda litt, uansett om man strikker videre eller bruker garnet til noe annet.


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