Monday 19 September 2011

Knitting S.O.S

I've been working at Proper Job occasionally this summer, and this old trunk has been sitting forlornly in the corner of the textiles cabin. I'm always drawn to knitting, covetous of yarn in all it's many shades . Here, in the trunk, there are many shades of green. I wonder who the owner was? Someone else who loved green, and who had several nearly finished projects. How sad to think that they were put away, uncompleted, forgotten in a trunk for years.
In the end, I couldn't see them sit there unwanted any longer, and brought them home. Now I'm hoping that there are people out there who would like to have them and finish them!
Please, can anyone give these a new life ? For the cost of posting, I'll send one to you, if you will send a photo / or post a link back to Proper Job Recycling Centre when you are done.

Sap Green Cardi
This green cardigan is almost complete - it just needs the button band completed. It measures 68 cm in length, and 44cm across the chest (but it's ribbed, so that's it's slack measurement - it will stretch much wider). I would guess it would probably fit an English size 12? There is enough wool to complete the project, and 1 size 11 knitting needle.
Moss Green Cardi
This is another wool cardigan in a much finer knit. It has a back, two side fronts, I completed raglan sleeve, and one partially completed sleeve. There are two spare balls of wool (enough to complete the project). It measures 60 cm long, and approx 52 cm across the chest. The colour is a slightly richer moss green than it shows on my monitor. However, this one does have a couple of moth holes in it which need repairing (see the pic below).

Emerald cardi
The final cardigan is an incredibly soft acrylic yarn, in a rather bright emerald green.Again, it has back,and two sides completed, and 1 sleeve begun. There are 2 1/2 balls of wool left, which should be enough to finish. It measures 65 cm long, and 48 cm across the back.
Daisy dog not included!

Baby Dress
Tiny blue knitted dress/ cardi, with one side missing. I can't find any wool to complete this with.

I reckon the cardigans will cost a couple of pounds each to post within the UK, maybe a bit more to send abroad, but please get in touch if you would like to have one of these!


Freyalyn said...

I think I'd like to give the moss green cardi a home - should be easy enough to finish, and it looks a nice basic garment that I could use. Do you still have my address easily to hand? (Of course, this is no guarantee that it will be finished speedily!)

Danielle Barlow said...

Oh Good! I'll package it up for you :)

Jess said...

I hope you find homes for these. It looks as though the person was an avid knitter! Proper Job looks like a great place to work, I do love Chagford.
Jess xx

raven said...

I'd love to try the Sap Green Cardigan - could be a good winter project...

Danielle Barlow said...

Excellent Raven - will you email me your address?

MrsL said...

I'd be more than happy to help out too - send my any of those left and I'll re-work/finish it as required. Great idea :)

e-mail me at :)

Karen said...

What a good idea finding people to finish these.Well done. You are lucky to have a good recycling centre. We get accused of stealing at ours if you try to take anything, even though we are prepared to pay for it. Crazy?

Danielle Barlow said...

Thankyou MrsL - I'll email you :)

Oh Karen, that's awful! These places can only really function on goodwill. I'm always bringing home things (all paid for!), but these bits of knitting will never sell, and they just take up precious display space, so it's more beneficial for me to take them away and spread the word about Proper Job. You'd better come down here and visit our centre. My poor family and my house are almost entirely kitted out from there! It's fab :)

Lunar Hine said...

There's a story in these. That baby dress... why wouldn't you finish it? Glad they're finding homes. You could start an RSPCA-type charity for clothes. Oh, wait, that's Proper Job already.

Lynn said...

Danielle, If no one has taken the sad little baby blue piece, I would love to try to finish it. I have a brand new baby granddaughter that could always use something new. She is the youngest of 5 girls, so much will be hand-me-downs. Let me know. Lynn Winders

Kim said...

What a shame those lovely cardi's weren't finished, but at least you've given them a chance now :D

Good to see you blogging again, and I know what you mean about time and busy-ness :D

knittingdragonflies said...

So glad you rescued these items and found them homes. Looks like some fine knitting went into them.
Bless you


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