Frogging Friday

03 Dec

Goodbye, St Brigid

By the time you read this, I will most likely have one less sweater in my cedar chest (and a whole bunch of newly washed skeins of Debbie Bliss Merino Aran hanging up to dry).

I loved knitting this sweater. The cables were huge fun, the yarn squooshy and perfect, and the details of the design delightful. It went very fast, at this nice big gauge, and it came out exactly as advertised … which may be the problem.

It’s an in-between length, falling right at hip level – too short for a tunic, too long to wear with jeans. And the wonderful heavy yarn makes it more than warm – I’ve never been able to wear it for a whole day. It would make so much more sense to recycle the yarn for a cardigan.

Have I convinced you yet? I’m still a little nervous, so maybe I’ll sleep on it another night before pulling the plug.

  1. Valerie

    December 4, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    so…curious minds want to know……..what did you decide.

    I’m so embarrassed to have that yarn in my stash, bought for my birthday years ago, that has not yet been knitted. While yours has been knitted and is about to be reincarnated!! Clearly your yarn has had a more enlightened path!!

    • Wendy

      December 5, 2010 at 6:25 pm

      The deed is done, and i feel good about it. It’s not washed yet, and I don’t have a clear idea of what it’ll become. But it just feels right.