Before you knitters start in on me, let me explain. While I am fully aware of how much time I spent knitting that cabled sweater, I also am aware that I’ve worn it for exactly ten minutes, total, in the several years since I made it. Not only does it not fit well (sleeves are too tight and too long, body is too short, button band is too loose), I run warm and live in a temperate marine climate and I just never find myself in need of a thick, cabled, wool sweater. But the yarn is still good (Cascade 220), and there’s a fair amount of it in the sweater. So, despite the hours and hours I spent making the sweater, I am now un-making it and giving the yarn new life in the ultimate form of recycling.
I couldn’t be bothered to re-skein and wash the wool first — I’m just knitting off a sleeve right now. The new project is Barley, a simple beanie hat with a bit of slouch, and a panel of garter in an otherwise stockinette hat. Because I’m using ramen yarn, the hat has more wonkiness than desired, so it will definitely be getting a blocking when it’s knit.