Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Break

From time to time over the last couple of weeks, I've been in the mood to clean out drawers. I know, I know.  How much fun can one person have? Necessary work that I subject to mood swings.   On one of those work-bee days, I  re-discovered  Fauxnel

Knit with yarn I scored at our great, yarn give-away last year, I called it Fauxnel because it reminded me of a Chanel jacket, but of course was a fake.  Hence my name  - fake Chanel or Fauxnel.

Intended to be a summer cardi, I found that the yarn, with all its built-in baubles, had produced a heavy fabric.  Too heavy for my plan of  hot-weather wearing.  Conversely,  with it's short sleeves, not warm enough for the shoulder seasons.

My solution?  Lengthen the sleeves, turning what had been intended for a July/August wear into a cardi that I could wear for a month or so right now and again in the fall.

With a few hours of car knitting time coming up this past weekend while we drove to Peterborough and Sis' house for a family  Easter get-together, I thought it a good time to take a spring break, knitting style.  Lay aside the Sheer Panel Top I am currently knitting, which is  most definitely  a July/August wear and lengthen the sleeves on Fauxnel.

Today, one sleeve is done, and number two is on the needle. 

Just a few more knitting hours and I will have a new - well, re-newed sweater to wear this spring.

1 comment:

Sel and Poivre said...

I love this kind of process of making something better out of something not quite ideal! Fantastic!