Just the other day I had assigned this to the ho hum, probably going to be tossed pile. Yet, when it was time to move on to another project, I felt the lovely green wool and was inspired to see what I could do.
The wool is 770 m of Rennaissance, a now sadly discontinued yarn from Classic Elite. I wish I had known this yarn before it was discontinued. A stash could only be better for having some. The pattern is the really sweet little Watershed from Amy Swenson of Indigirl Knits
Like my version of Cerisara, this is a little vest which is designed to be worn open. Its skims your back keeping the chill off without being all encompassing like a cardigan. It's the perfect all season piece that everyone could use. It's pretty without being fussy.
It had been tossed into the bin because of an error. I had tried to fix the error with no luck, so I knew I was going to have to rip back to before the error. I did that, but then the most amazing thing happened.
I picked up all the stitches. Considering that there were yarn overs on every row, I was beyond pleased. Then I figured out which row of the lace I was on. It was so natural, so easy to sort out. Then I knit up all the yarn that was out of the ball. I was back to where I was before I ripped, pristine and ready to conquer the world or at the very least, this project.
In under an hour, I ripped back, picked up, figured it out and re-knit. 1 hour. It sat for 10 months because it needed one hour of thoughtful work.
The picture was taken Sunday evening. I was about ready to split for the arms. I did not spend much time on it yesterday, but even so I've rejoined and have begun the raglan decreases.
My definition of fun includes finishing two projects in a week. Two garments? So much better. But this? This is so far above mere finishing. This is something I never even thought about, never imagined.
There is a dip in the WIP basket. Be still my beating heart.