tough love.

I read all your comments on my brompton cardigan, and I thought about what you said.

I thought about it while I made vegetable stock. I even asked Boh to think about it.

Boh thought about it, and then he thought some more.

When I got home from yoga this morning, I ripped out the progress I’d made on one sleeve, and tried it on again. Definitely too big. So this afternoon, I sat down and slowly picked out the seams connecting the basketweave button band to the body of the sweater, and frogged the whole thing.

Well, all but the button bands. I might hold off on those until I absolutely need that yarn, because basketweave in a sticky yarn like Rowan Felted Tweed is a pain to undo.

Later I’ll skein it up and wash it, and then it will be ready for a new project. I’m not giving up on brompton (still LOVE the pattern), but I’m not sure I have it in me to re-knit it out of this yarn right this second.

Thanks, you guys. Ripping out this project was strangely liberating, and I’m excited to start daydreaming about what else this yarn might become.


10 thoughts on “tough love.

  1. It’s so painful to do, but you deserve a sweater you love and that fits you well. I have one half frogged for the same reasons. Hugs.

  2. You said it – frogging is strangely liberating! Let us know what you turn the yarn into…that is, once you’re able to look at it again.

  3. Whew. Frankly, I was afraid the whole frogging experience was going to be painful with this delicate and as you say “sticky” yarn, but I’m so glad it wasn’t. Felted Tweed is definitely worth making into a project you totally love. Bravo!

  4. oh dear, you really ARE going to make me rip out my seaman’s cap, aren’t you!?

    can’t wait to see you! and remember, you’ll probably have knitted another three cardis by the time i swing by…


  5. Bravo! Yay for you for being brave. I know that you will come up with something wonderful to do with this lovely yarn. :)

  6. I didn’t see your post on Brompton until just now, but I think this was a fantastic decision! I’m glad the ripping was liberating. I know I’ve had projects like that, where ripping them to start again was the best feeling ever.

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