7.15.2010

Undone

Someone picked up a sweater for the Lorax at a recent school bazaar. The thought was lovely, but this sweater? So not for the Lorax, style-wise or size-wise.

To Be Undone
She ran away from it, so I don't even have a real idea of what it would look like on her. But it's wide. And there's a bit of floofy collar.

To Be Undone
If I could get it on me, it would be a elbow-length crop top.

Cotton yarn, obviously handknit. I set about to take it apart and find a way to reuse the yarn. This is the first time I have undone a sweater like this. I actually felt quite a bit of guilt in frogging this - some other knitter somewhere put in their time and energy to make a gift (which the owners ended up giving away). I think that in the end, the knitter would see it as for the best that another knitter got a hold of the sweater and was able to reuse the yarn. It was a great project to have around the Lorax - I could pick it up and put it down as needed. (Side note: I also feel bad when I see books at the consignment shop / used book store that have inscriptions "To Timmy on your 5th birthday - our pokey little puppy" or something like that. While I'm all for clearing out space and giving books I don't read to libraries / shops / etc. - if it's got an inscription, I can't get rid of it! You would think then that I would be sure to write an inscription in any books I give as gifts - and sad to say, I don't. I should work on that.)

Undone
So now I have this cotton to "upcycle". I am thinking about reusing it in a garment for the Lorax or even just washcloths.

2 comments:

Sara said...

Cute doggie! I can sort of see where that sweater would not be to the Lorax's liking. Don't you feel awesome knowing you can reuse the yarn for something she would like?

KnelleyBelley said...

Oh man! Couldn't you have bribed the Lorax to just model it for the camera before you frogged it? It would have made for such a delightful chuckle.

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