March 31, 2011

Day 4: Where are they now?

Whatever happened to your __________?

Write about the fate of a past knitting project. Whether it be something that you crocheted or knitted for yourself or to give to another person. An item that lives with you or something which you sent off to charity.

(Last project I finished that I have a picture of)

I have been contemplating this blog post for a couple days now and am still at a loss. Actually I'm a little sad as I've come to realize that I have no idea where most of my knitting projects have gone.

I don't knit for myself. Really! I have a million projects that I'd love to make myself, but they always seem to get pushed aside or given away when I'm done.

I have been knitting for about 7 years and I can barely recall most of the projects I've made. Isn't that sad? Everything I knit either is given away as a present or put in the store inventory and sold. I rarely even take the time to photograph them. Now I wish I had. Even my ravelry projects are mostly pictureless.

I remember a couple years of just scarves. They were given away as Christmas presents, birthday presents, and just because I no longer wish to look at it presents. I remember one of my first fun fur scarves which I made for my youngest daughter. It lasted about 2 weeks then was lost at Wal-mart never to be seen again. I haven't knit much for the kids since then although they are older now and are less prone to losing things at stores.

Since the scarves I've graduated to hats and mittens. I made a hat for my niece a few years ago. I wonder what became of that? I've also made several alpaca hats that have been sold at festivals and craft shows. I hope they kept people's heads warm in the winter. I even sold one to a lady in Canada. At least she emailed me that she loved it and had to wear the very first day she got it. I love emails like that. :o)

The last year or so everything I knit has been sold with the exception of a little bonnet for my newborn niece. She lives far far away so I never really got to see her wear it, but somewhere I have a picture of her in it. Apparently she has out grown it and my sister has requested a replacement.

(not my niece)

So any of you that have been given a knitted item or bought one from us, please let me know how they are doing. I hope that they have served you well and brought you much enjoyment.


  1. I knit for other people sometimes, but only if I know that they will appreciate it. I wonder where all your handknits have ended up!

  2. I bet that scarf had an adventure and found its way around another child's neck. XD

  3. You have a generous soul and need to think of yourself more. I made that a goal for this year to knit more for myself. I'm slowly doing it but trying really hard. I wonder too about how my gifts are doing as I hardly see them. I guess we just have to wish for the best.



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