antlers.

Sorting through old photos, I stumbled upon my Antler mittens, gosh, knit at least 5 years ago now in a squishy Malabrigo Merino Worsted. But where did these mittens go? Did I gift them to someone? I feverishly searched through my bins and bins of knitwear last night in a quest to start wearing these to no avail. I did gift them out. My ravelry now tells me I made them for my sister in law in 2009; I have my obsessive cataloging of every stitch at ravelry, and have it to thank for reconnecting me to the things I make, in a sense.

Do you have long lost handmade knits? Or do you obsessively keep track of where they are gifted to or where they end up? I feel like the antlers mittens are just the tipping point into realizing I have seemingly lost a lot of the canon of my work.

Have you knit Antlers? If not, you should. Perhaps this means I have to knit another pair? I’m thinking in a bright color–like chartreuse, or edison bulb, or mustard yellow. Thoughts on what my very own pair of Antlers, not gifted but for me, should look like?

Published by JRW

boston. maker. librarian. canine wrangler. coffee drinker.

2 thoughts on “antlers.

  1. I know what you mean… I once lost one of a pair of mittens once so I only had one left 😦 My boyfriend has been made numerous knitted/crocheted gifts that have been lost also. I wonder where these lonely handmade items are now? I only knit for the people I really care about though and they appreciate the work that goes into making their gifts.

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