Somehow, over the course of 2017 I managed to address my WIP (work-in-progress) pile; bravely unravelling a small number of the languishing projects and happily finishing others.
I was surprised by the sense of achievement I felt. Yes, the finished objects were satisfying, but unravelling the ones that weren’t making the grade was equally (and possibly even more) worthwhile. Recognising a lost cause and doing something about it?
In particular, I was smitten with the idea of rescuing some yarn from an unhappy situation and giving it a second chance. There aren’t many times in life where you can simply unravel something and start again 😉
So why stop at unfinished objects? My Ravelry record tells me that I had completed an aran cable jumper back in 2014 … and I know I have never worn it. Too warm, too long, too bulky. I didn’t even like it enough to offer it to friends or family. But it was a finished jumper, so it had never occurred to me to undo it … until now!
From this …
to this …
in less than 30 minutes!
The back of the wardrobe is unchartered “frogging” territory for me and I’m disproportionately happy about it! Even finished objects can be reviewed, unravelled and upcycled. I am already excited at the prospect of creating something new with this rescued wool. It feels like a metaphor for the year ahead and one I want to remember.
I’m also a little worried that I might have got a taste for unravelling … so if you have any yarny items you want “frogged”, feel free to pass them in my direction!