Went to goodwill today, with the purpose of nabbing some sweaters, and recycling the yarn.
The pickings were slim, but I found one really hand knit, with some really nice wool. Chunky, some big cables that might be kind of a bitch to unravel, but nothing I couldn’t handle.
Anyway, while I’m sure it’s a hand knit, I check the inside for a tag, just in case it was mass produced, and there is something with the materials list, when I see:
MADE WITH LOVE, BY GRANDMA.
Hand stitched tag on the inside of the neck and… I couldn’t do it. I just could not buy that sweater, unravel it, de-kink it, and harvest the yarn.
Maybe I’m being too sensitive, but I just couldn’t imagine unraveling some sweet Grandma’s hard work that she lovingly knit, and turn it into the boat neck I’ve been wanting to make.
Am I too sentimental?