Deconstruction

What you see is my frogged Viking Cable CPH. Well, all of it minus the back panel, which has been steeked and framed to become wall art. I could not bear to rip that part out. This is ~800yds of MadTosh Worsted Cherry. I realized that had I focused on knitting for as long as it took me to rip this out, I would have gotten a lot done. This had been seamed. All the ends were woven in. It was a nightmare. No exaggeration. There was swearing. I tossed it on the ground in frustration at one point. But something felt right about frogging today, so after 6 months of sitting in my closet, neglected in a bag, it saw some natural light.

Now, I believe it is time to cast it on just as quickly. I can not bear to have this yarn back in stash and I do not want to have it unused for forever. I think I’m going to make a modified Glee. (ravel it!) If you look at the examples, I plan to make an open deep V-neck. I will not be putting closures on. I hope I have enough to do this; I’d be very sad if I didn’t. I already know I’m going to be in end-weaving hell when I’m done, since so much of this is in smaller balls. When I said it was a nightmare to rip out the CPH, I meant it. In one spot, I couldn’t find the tail for the seaming yarn at all and had to guess & snip. Took me a couple of tries to find the correct one. WHOOPS.

Other then that, no real big project work. I knit a couple of hats since my last post and I’ll get pictures up eventually. The weather has been very rainy and dreary here, which I usually love, but for some reason wasn’t agreeing with me today. However, I ADORE the lower temperatures it brought. I wish it would be in the 70s every day. But I know that realistically, it will not happen until November, which makes me a sad little bunny. I’m not a hot weather kind of gal.

1 Comment

  1. Kitten says:

    It's been rainy and dreary here in PA as well, but we've gotten cooler weather to go with it. I'm impressed you managed to rip this out. I usually keep things in my closet if I don't like them or if I get pregnant and gain too much weight and then never lose it again (not that I'm bitter). Good luck with Glee. It looks adorable!

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