I really did an awesome job of cabling. Yep. I'm bragging. Too bad I did it on this sweater. The neckline is too high. It once had been a turtleneck sweater and I changed that thinking it would help. It didn't. It's now hard to believe that bat-wingy kind of sleeves were ever 'in'; trust me, these are NOT attractive now, and probably never were.
But, it's warm. It's wooly. You can layer half your closet under it. I wore it a few times to shovel the driveway. I gave it to my daughter. She wore it a few times, probably to shovel her driveway. She gave it back. Back and forth, back and forth...until this last time when she returned it, she said....'don't give this to me again!' sigh. Those cables really are awesome.
What's a knitter to do?
What else? Rescue all that great yarn, of course!!! It's rather slow going, and while I was ripping it apart, I came across Fairfield. I immediately cast on. There is sort of a method to my madness. One front of the old sweater (who knows what pattern this was? who knows what yarn this was? who knows how much of this mystery yarn I have?) should be more than enough to complete the back of this new sweater. If not, I'm in trouble. I'm sure it's going to work. (I'm sure it's going to work. I'm sure it's going to work. I'm really really sure. Sort of.)
The only 'issue' I have had so far with Fairfield is that the three charts you follow are on different pages.
Oh, little-uncreative-me used to find this a real hassle. Now, I simply cut and paste them in the order that they are to be knit--and add any notes I need to the bottom. (If I could see, I wouldn't have made my notes upside down.)
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"Reading": The Blackberry Farm Cookbook, lavishly illustrated, and what appear to be quite do-able recipes... from one of the premier resorts in the world. And Sift, a new publication from King Arthur Flour. I haven't tried anything yet in either....but I will!!!
Joining Ginny for yarnalong