Sharing: My Oldest project

Craft | Tuesday March 1 2011 | 6:59 pm | Comments (18) | Tags: |

I’ve been starting to put all my free time to good use and I have been clearing out my cupboards.  I’m a terrible hoarder and always manage to imagine a future use for what might otherwise be useless.  It is therefore kept unused for far too long.

This week it’s my clothes getting the clear out treatment.  I’ve arranged everything into piles including: charity shop, give to friends / family, keep or use the fabric for something in the future.  I’m not keeping anything in the hope that I’ll fit into it again / wear it again one day / have an event or occasion for which it might be suitable.

So why am I telling you all this?  Well, I opened the drawer which held all my woollies and found the first garment I ever knitted!  And the second as well actually, but the first is a real shocker.  I just had to share.  I think it’s about 6 years ago that I started knitting properly.

Why, oh, why did I think this Sirdar Foxy yarn was a good idea.  From memory the colour was called squirrel!!!

The front is knitted solely in foxy, and the back is plain in a standard dk yarn, in matching colour.  I quite like the back, I like knitted rib.

And just in case you can’t feel that acrylic furriness from a distance, here’s a close up of it:

Would it surprise you to know I never wore it?

So here’s an idea… why don’t you dig out your first or oldest knitted or crochet project, blog about it, then come back here and share the link!  Don’t forget to include a link to this post in yours so that everyone can see everyone else’s projects.  Don’t be shy – my project is not at all cool but I’ve shared.  You can do it too!!  I can’t wait to see what’s in the back of your cupboard!!

I like the idea of this sharingy thing and since it’s 1st March today I may do one on the first of every month!  I’ll keep you posted.

— x —

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  • MerryMakes

    Hi froufrou: this is a great idea for a post. Thank you for sharing your ‘shocker’ and allowing us to share ours.

    • frou-frou

      ‘Shocker’ haha I like that! Thanks for playing along and sharing your old make too x

    • frou-frou

      Haha ‘Shocker’ I like that! Thanks for playing along and sharing your old project too, Fi x

  • Monika Grant

    I love it. What a great way to show progress. I did something similar at my blog on March 1st.

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  • Julia

    Oooooh well, you will know that Im in waistcoat heaven at the moment as I fumble my way through making my own – I have to say that even despite the wool, this is a great waistcoat so well done on making it!

    Love Julia x

    • frou-frou

      Thanks Julia I love that you found something positive to say about it, I am not sure I could have done the same. Why dont you dig out an old project or pictures of one and share it too!! Fi x

  • Hayley

    Great idea. I’m sorting out loads of stuff at the moment, so I’m sure to find something!

    • frou-frou

      Hi Hayley can’t wait to see what you find! Fiona x

  • clarascrochetroom

    Maybe Sonny or Cher would have liked the vest? Ha! Ha! It’s funny to look back at certain things we began making. I am going to do a little search around here. Not sure what I’ll find but I’ll play along once I do…great idea!

    • frou-frou

      Oh Clara you have really made me laugh – I had tears in my eyes at the thought of Sonny and Cher wearing my waistcoat!!! Can’t wait to see what you find to share, Fiona x

  • zawtowers

    One other idea is that you could either a) put the creations on etsy as one off pieces or b) sell them on eBay

    As someone might quite like that first knit you did, especially if they’re on a night out and want to look swish..

    • frou-frou

      Haha I wouldnt expect anyone to pay money for it. But maybe fancy dress??

  • Countess Ablaze

    Well … what can I say? The back is nice! Knitted ribs can be incredibly flattering.
    I might join in with this!

    • frou-frou

      You really made me giggle! Yes I like the back too. Knitted ribs are one of the things I miss now that I only tend to crochet. Maybe they will draw me back to knitting one day. Can’t wait to see what you find to share!

      • Countess Ablaze

        I’ve added mine!

  • Ruth

    This sounds like a really good idea! I will see if I can find something to show! :)

    • frou-frou

      Hi Ruth – go rummage in the back of a cupboard and see what old makes you can find!!! Fi x