So, some of you may recognize this:
This is the last photo taken of the Shawl Collar Jacket by Wendy Baker I’m knitting. As of two days ago, it was finished. There is a strong emphasis on the ‘was’.
It also was way too big. Somewhere in the neighborhood of I could use it as an afghan.
It is now a dozen or so balls of yarn. I’d been kicking around the question of what to do with it for way too long. My wife finally said I had to deal with it because it was taking up too much space (get it?). I don’t think she meant that as a joke. So, two nights ago I frogged that bad boy right up. It took months to get through the knitting, and less than an hour to undo it all. It would have taken less time, but my wife wouldn’t let me turn our ball winder into a battery drill attachment.
Perhaps it goes without saying, but I’m frustrated with this particular project. I’m going to let the yarn sit for a while and decide if I’m going to reknit the same sweater or find a new use for it.
In the mean time, I’ve started venturing into realm of publishing video lessons. I’ve already posted one video on how to knit a cable without a cable needle. Hopefully someone finds it useful, please let me know if you do. I’ve got a couple more videos recorded and will be posting them soon. If you have any requests for video lessons, please post a comment and let me know what you want to see. I’ve got a few ideas based on what I struggled with when I started knitting, but I’m always open to suggestions.
I also did something this week I haven’t done in a long time… I ordered some yarn. A lot of yarn. A whole sweater worth. I’ve had some color issues ordering online before, so I’ll wait for it to arrive before giving out any more details.
Ok, maybe one hint. This sweater will go very well with my Jayne hat.