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Mar 30, 2014

Lost and Wound

No, that’s not a typo in the title.

As you know, much of January was devoted to frogging several projects from last year that simply missed the mark. It was difficult to undo pieces that represented enormous amounts of time, planning, effort and yarn, but the results have been gratifying.


Some of the yarn reclaimed from that effort was transformed into a reversible afghan, Twegen Harvest:


Some became this:


And some became other small things like this:


So what? Well, I’ve been at it again.

Last week, I spent time frogging test swatches and winding partially used skeins in an effort to restore some semblance of order to my knitting thought processes and to get a better grasp of potential gems lurking in the stash.

All that frogging and winding produced about 1500 yards of Cotton Fleece:

I can't predict what you see when you look at this photo. 

What do I see? Lots of unrecognized potential that was hidden in swatches and test knits and half-used skeins. I see the beginnings of another afghan, along with new swatches and test knits yet to be conceived.

What was lost has been found. What was lost has been wound.


To see what other knitters and crafters are doing, visit Frontier Dreams, Small Things and Tami's Amis.

11 comments:

  1. The afghan looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see all your newfound projects.

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  2. Ditto! Looking forward to seeing what's on your knitting horizon.

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  3. Sometimes patience produces amazing results!

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  4. Oh eeek at frogging so much but sometimes it's the best thing to do. I love your afghan

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  5. Your afghan is gorgeous! I think that's great that you're frogging unloved items. I have one sweater whose yarn I used 3 other times until I got it right.

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  6. that afghan is gorgeous! Your frogged projects got put to good use.

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  7. There is something rather satisfying about knitting with frogged yarn. That is what I am doing at the moment too.

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  8. I have a cowl I need to frog. Not looking forward to it, but you may have inspired me to go ahead and do it. I love the afghan!

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  9. reclaiming wool is fun especially if your not crazy about what it was first knitted up as. Love the colors and can't wait to see what else you create!

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  10. I see a fantastic new afghan in the future! Frogging out that much must have been tough but at least now you'll end up with something you like better!

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  11. Wow! That is a lot of wool you've reclaimed, how difficult to do! It's a nice feeling though to rid yourself of things that didn't work out, and you've made some lovely new pieces!

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