They say you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone – and that is true with this cardigan. It’s missing and I miss it so much!
There have been so many days since it went missing, that I’ve put on a dress and thought ‘my lovely Teal cardigan would be perfect with this’. It just went with everything and was beautiful and warm and comfy and cosy and the best shade of Kid Classic ever!!
I’ve asked around the obvious places where I might have left it – but if you’ve seen it or can remember seeing me wear it (last sighting was Sept 14) – please let me know!
So now I have the quandry of whether to knit it again. I always think that I will re-knit things that I love – but what if I make another and then I find it? That would be time that I could have spent knitting one of the other millions of cardies I want to make!
For now I’ve decided to knit a summer version. This Kaneshon pattern by Sarah Hatton has a similar shape with the waterfall front and I’ve got the Cotton Lustre yarn in the lovely Cornflower blue shade. This will be next on my needles and I’m really looking forward to it! It’ll be nice and quick. I’m enjoying knitting my Captivate cardie from Kim Hargreaves North – but I’m looking forward to knitting on something bigger than 2.25mm and 2.75mm!
My missing cardigan was from Kim Hargreaves Winter Blooms – so I could get the yarn and re-knit it for winter. But I think I’m going to wait and see if Kim does any lovely new Kid Classic patterns this year before I embark on a re-knit.
I’ve also been lusting after Comfort from Kim’s Still book. It uses Kid Classic and Kidsilk Haze stranded together. It would be eleven balls of Kid Classic and seven balls of Kidsilk Haze for the XS – so quite an investment and not something I would want to lose! But I don’t think I would ever take it off so I’d be unlikely to lose it.
So what do you think? Should I re-knit or move on? If only I had time to re-knit the things I love that have been lost or worn out AND knit new things – that would be the dream!