Cables to Barley

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.


About wonkydonkey

You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure. This blog is mine; it is a place where I can insist upon proper grammar or break my own rules and degrade into slang on a whim. Either way, it's still mine. I love the Internet.
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