A long time ago, I made a blanket for Robin. It was her first: a Halloween blanket that I started for her before she was born in anticipation of a Halloweenie baby. It was done on Nov 1, so not bad. She looked super cute in it, too:
This is the same blanket I made as a gift (to my friend Robin, who is married to Josh, WTF!) but there is a difference. My blanket is different:
I always thought it was weird…and I could never block it right. And then I realized I was missing a whole section. Maybe more. I was thisclose to throwing it away. I made a similar mistake while pregnant/just having gave birth to Josh with a cross stitch project. Apparently, I’m stupid when I have babies. Even more than usual. Anyway, I figured since I was going to throw it away, I might as well experiment with it:
I ripped it out, which was pain as the knitting starts in the center and there are increases (ie: no smooth ripping) and crocheted a simple collar. Thus, a poncho was born:
I made the opening a bit big because I want her to wear it for a while. I need to make up for not using it for so long. All and all, I think this repurpose is a total win. Don’t you agree?