On the left is a turquoise cotton Age of Brass and Steam, and on the right is a cream wool Saroyan. Both of them are lovely patterns that created very nice finished objects, but I never wore either of them. One was not quite big enough to work as a shawl, the other not quite long enough to be a scarf. It was a waste of the hours spent knitting and of the wool to have them sitting uselessly in a drawer so I have frogged them.
Here are the skeins all crinkled up before soaking them. While I was on an unravelling kick I also frogged my part-finished Westknits KAL shawl:
It was turning out really nicely but I was going to run out of yarn and I couldn’t fudge the necessary changes. It became this (which I have already put to good use)…
When it was time to ball all of this yarn up again I ran into trouble. The gigantic white skein from the Saroyan (which I knew was too large even as I was skeining it) turned into this:
It took two complete episodes of The Wire to sort it out! Eventually I wound up (…) with all this to reuse though so I have lots of happy knitting hours ahead.
The brown is a jumper that had seen better days and is now an enormous, blizzard-proof cowl!
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