For the uninitiated, to “tink” something is to un-knit it; i.e. it’s “knit” spelt backwards!
In my continued efforts to recycle the projects that don’t fit me or that I don’t like, I present to you some more lambs-to-the-slaughter (don’t worry, they were tofu “laimbs”, because I’m vegetarian*).
Mariposa tank that was.
Didn’t suit me and I never wore it. If I’ve got enough yarn, I’ll make a more flattering sleeveless number. If I’m short on the yarn, I might try and get a few more balls of Calmer in a complimenting shade to eek it out.
Simply Lovely Lace Socks.
I think I can say “nice idea in theory” with these. They were supposed to be for my mum, but they were way too small, so I had them, but they are too small and short for me. They are actually quite uncomfortable to wear, so I’m ripping these and turning them into a pair of socks for my mum which will hopefully fit!
Basically, reference the lace socks but with texture work and I didn’t take them on.
And now on to the reverse of tinking
I started my mum’s bed socks the other day, and this is progress so far.
A toe-up sock? Never. That’s such a shock. I’ve never knit one of those before. 😉
The yarn is the Rowan Cashsoft I had originally bought for my cousin’s fair isle slipover. I’m looking at the colours I chose and I’m thinking – Why? They were some interesting choices. Anyway, the yarn is super-soft and my mum won’t mind about the colours as long as her feet stay warm at night!
* Kind of a vegetarian/vegan “in” joke. Substitute products are often called similar names to their “real” counterparts, but with a few letters changed or added. For example, “Scheeze” for a vegan cheese.