Today’s topic is Where are they now? We’re looking back at past projects. What actually happens to a knit/crocheted piece once it’s finished. Are gifts cherished, or shoved to the back of a wardrobe or cupboard to never see the light of day again?
As I'm sitting here trying to write this post, I've come to realize two things. Either 1. I don't really finish much (which is very true) or 2. the things I do finish are never for me so I don't really know what has become of them.
I think for this post I'm going to go super old school. The first thing I made...ever. Way back going on 10 years ago when I first learned to crochet and the shell stitch blanket I made. When I only crocheted I only did afghans. That's all my mom and my grandmother did when I was growing up. Though I do sort of remember my grandmother making pillows and a shawl. So when I wanted to learn to crochet my grandmother had already passed away and my mom hadn't done any of it in many years.
Luckily for me my sister in law knew how but she basically did only one type of afghan and that was the shell stitch one. There is no real pattern for it, just something she's been doing forever.
My afghan is terribly sad looking now, it was sad looking right after I finished it. I used way too big of a needle for the yarn. It has holes in it now from dogs, kids, cats. I can't bear to throw it out though...
So while the perfect sweater made out of THE perfect yarn might be laying upstairs in my armoire, its pretty safe to say this sad looking blanket gets more use than that sweater ever will.