I love buying new yarn, but I also love re-using old yarn. I have a pile of cardigans I've knitted over the years but never fell totally in love with. They're all waiting to be ripped out and re-knitted. There is almost as much recycled yarn waiting to be re-knitted as there is new yarn.
The latest candidate for frogging was this very red scarf.
The pattern is lovely, an intricate lace panel.
I knitted it back in April 2004, but I've hardly worn it. The problem is I wear a lot of pink and that red, is just a bit too red to co-ordinate with anything I've got. Don't ask me why I chose to buy that colour.
So this is what the scarf has become.
The yarn is still very, very red but I might be able to work it into a Fair Isle pattern and tone down the redness. Whatever it becomes, it's a good feeling giving new life to something that was unloved and unused.