Something wild happened the other day.
I’ve been cleaning out my studio (because what else are we supposed to do while still on lockdown?), and I’ve been discovering a bunch of half-finished projects. I found part of an afghan from 2013 (according to Ravelry), and two quilts in various stages of completion (one’s easily a decade old. I think I started it when I first moved to Seattle…).
And, I found a baby sweater! It was 99% finished. The ends were even woven in. It was so cute and tiny, and just was missing a few buttons and a block.
And I have ZERO memory of making it. I don’t know the yarn or the pattern, or when I made it or why. All I know is that it must have been made way before I had my kid, because it’s white. And who in their right mind would make a white baby sweater? Me, apparently.
But it’s so cute!
It’s got kind of a “1950s Letterman’s sweater” vibe and just needed buttons. I went digging through my button jar, and found 4 different sets, two sizes of white buttons, and two sets of gold ones (eagles and lions).
After a little debate between me and myself, I decided the lions were too perfect not to use. They’re a slightly warmer color than the eagles, and just so ridiculous. (Unfortunately, they’re completely impossible to photograph. You’ll just have to trust that they’re lions.)
And so, with about 15 minutes’ work (plus blocking time, I’ve got an instant preppy baby sweater!
Now just to wait for someone to have a baby (who doesn’t mind doing laundry).
Have you ever left a project unfinished for so long that you forgot all about it?