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Clearout

Life’s too short to knit things you don’t like. I’ve been tidying up the house recently, and finding lots of projects that I started years ago. I just don’t have any enthusiasm for these things any more, and I can’t see myself wearing the finished products. What’s the point in spending hours on a project you detest? No point, I decided, and I have charity shopped a good few items. Yesterday I got rid of a 4ply vintage sweater in progress, leaving only three WIPs. This is an unheard of situation for me, so of course I had to cast on a new project! These are the July Gloves from an old issue of The Knitter, using some Rowan Scottish Tweed 4ply in a nice rusty red colour. I got the yarn super cheap, and each glove takes a few hours to knit, so they’re quite satisfying.

I also finished some other stash projects in the past couple of weeks. I used up the last of my red All Seasons Cotton, making a winter hat and a pair of cute mitts with wee bow buttons.

I had some more Rowan wool from a charity shop, tweedy Aran, which made a quick Brick sweater. There were a few problems with picking up stitches for the neckline, but I got there in the end!

Finally, I finished off the sleeves of a rather bright zigzag sweater from an old issue of Simply Knitting. This one’s only been on the needles for a year, and I’m not sure I like it. It’s got a mistake in the patterning on the front which I can’t unsee, but I’m not unpicking it all to fix it. Although it’s a bit full-on to look at, it’s really warm, so I will probably wear it at some point.

Now to sort through the stash and find some more projects to add to my list!

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