As knitters we become attached to our finished projects, but at some point you have to let your tattered handknits go. Recently the heel of a favorite pair of socks blew a hole.
At first I was tempted to repair the heel. I thought about it a little more and realized that overall the socks were getting thin. It wasn't a good use of time and effort to repair the heel if the rest of the sock was going to fall apart. Instead I cast on a new pair of socks.
For some time now my little handknit phone case has been showing signs of wear. I think I first noticed it late summer. The case was feeling thin in a couple spots.
Now we're well into winter, and the case is noticeably frayed.
This weekend I finally started a replacement.
The light blue stripe is for the pocket. It's a good thing this project is moving right along. That old case needs to be retired, and I'm ready to let it go.