I'm definitely not the first person to do this, but sometimes after working a project I hit a bit of a roadblock. Maybe it's a technique that I'm just not fond of, I've made a mistake and don't want to put in the effort to frog and reknit, or (and this is my biggest problem) maybe I'm going to run out of yarn. This was the case with my Westbourne sweater, after a couple of weeks of breezy quick knitting on the body I suddenly realised that, whoops, no way was I going to have enough yarn for the sleeves.
So I put it away, for a YEAR. At the beginning of May I decided to have a look through my WIP basket and found my oh-so-nearly-finished Westbourne. The colours were so beautiful and the fabric so lovely I made a decision to just finish it with whatever yarn I had left. A couple of days of nail biting, weighing and knitting and ta-da! Finished sweater.
I could only manage to squeeze these tiny sleeves out of what was left of my yarn (with only a meagre strand leftover) but I actually love them. It makes it a wonderful light knit to wear even on a hot day for the UK.
The Lakes Fiber and Walk Collection yarns were dreamy to use, such wonderful glowing colours that make a featherlight, soft fabric. Isabell's patterns are always brilliant, easy instructions, classic fit with modern details. I am a big fan of boatneck sweaters and am already thinking of making a longer sleeve version in different colours.
After sitting around for so long this only took me a couple of days to finish, which always makes me wonder why I put it down in the first place. I'd like to say I have learned my lesson about putting away projects, but somehow I doubt this will be the last time.
What is the longest your WIPs have waited before finishing?