I concider myself a rather new knitter, though I am coming close to my ten year knitaversary. (I should celebrate with a big yarn haul, shouldnt I?) And at the beginning of my knitting career (the first 4-5 years maybe…) I knitted a lot of stuff that does not really fit, or is not flattering at all, or have weird colors.
I was a impulse knitter then. Everything was new and shiny. I had no idea what gauge was, or positive or negative ease. My aproach to knitting was carefree. I knitted with fun colors, fun patterns.
I may be a bit more boring knitter now, I knit with more neutral colors, and a garments ease is often the first thing i check. But by doing so I have built a knitted garment wardrobe that I am proud of, with things I know I feel confident in.
But what do I do with all that stuff I made before the new and improved knitting me? Do I frog the white cardigan that lacks a buttonhole and has too short sleeves? Not to mention that I dont even wear white! What do I do with the vest in bulky yarn, that make me look like I gained 20 kilos everytime I use it? What do i do with the mint green (oh my, mint green…) lace scarf that just hangs there? My list goes on!
All those stitches have memories! I remember the show I binge watched when forgetting that buttonhole, I remember the trip I went on when I bought that mint green yarn.
Should I just get my sentimental me together and frog, or should I store it in boxes for my grandchildren to look at. (they be like "seriously grandma? Mint green?!)