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Olha 09-14-2011 07:01 PM

WIP: Tuxedo vest (or sweater). Worth finishing?
This thing is also a result of the mandatory destashing by knitting :) Originally I bought this super bulky yarn to crochet some toys but it is getting too 'fuzzy' from any kind of rubbing so it's pretty much useless for anything that is going to be worn or played with often.

Since I had a bit of black and white yarn left, it somehow became a tuxedo :) Other patterns made me dizzy because it's really contrasting. Anyway, here is my problem -- I don't have enough yarn to finish :( The vest's back now is 50/50 black and white and it sort of kills the tuxedo joke :)

So have to go and buy more black yarn (the whole bag!) that I was going to get rid of.

So, would you finish (a vest or a sweater)? Or redo it (ideas are welcome) or just forget it and have a life :)?

Antares 09-14-2011 07:43 PM

Okay, I don't know what you intend for your kiddo to wear this to, but . . . if it's for public wear, I'd probably rip it out and forget it rather than buy more yarn I didn't like. After all, life's too short and money's too scarce (around here anyway) to spend it on yarn I know I don't like!

You could always make this into a nifty looking little rug (but I'm thinking crochet for that so perhaps not).

HOWEVER, if you think your kiddo might wear this around just to play in or for fun, I'd make the front and back look EXACTLY the same, so he looks the same going as coming.

Olha 09-14-2011 11:04 PM


Originally Posted by Antares (Post 1329855)
Okay, I don't know what you intend for your kiddo to wear this to, but . . . if it's for public wear, I'd probably rip it out and forget it rather than buy more yarn I didn't like.

Thanks. That's the point -- where to wear it? It was meant as a joke for an occasional party or something but now I can only think of trick or treating on Halloween :)

I was just curious to see how it would turn out... but staring at something for a long time makes one attached to it for no good reason :)

Jan in CA 09-15-2011 12:34 AM

You've done a great job with it, but if you don't enjoy it I'd say frog it. I find if you don't enjoy something you'll keep putting it down and before you know it your child will outgrow it anyway. Either do something else with the yarn or donate it. :hug:

Olha 09-15-2011 07:55 AM

OK, decided then :) There is really little to donate. So maybe some inspiration will strike for a smaller project.

p.s. You know how some people with gambling addiction can ban themselves from the casinos? I think I should do the same with the clearance yarns :) (But it's just so exiting to try something new every time and have enough of it to make whatever...) See, that's addiction talking :)

nonny2t 09-15-2011 08:44 AM

Never struggle too much with something until it is so frustrating you can't stand to look at it. As long as the yarn isn't super expensive, frogging and just letting it go isn't such a bad thing, but personally, I think the front is adorable!

fatoldladyinpjs 09-15-2011 10:54 AM

It would be great for kids for play. I bought a lot of stuff at thrift stores that I had big plans for but it wasn't quite right. I also had half finished projects that I was going to get to someday. If it's been sitting around for more than two years and you just can't get excited about it, throw it out.

ArtLady1981 09-16-2011 02:03 AM

I think it's worth finishing!

So you say the Back is almost done??? What's black? What's white?

Well anyway...think about doing solid red for the Back. I think that would be nice. You could also work red duplicate stitch over top the bowtie and/or the buttons which would bring red around to the front.

Just an idea....

Olha 09-16-2011 11:53 AM

Thanks for ideas. The back is frogged now, the front is still there :) I was thinking about different colour for the back too but nothing in my stash matches the weight of this yarn.

SDK 09-16-2011 02:17 PM

I'd say stuff it and make a pillow of it rather than a garment.

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