Thank you for your condolences on the demise of my Elemental Boatneck. It’s not a big deal, really.
Several of you asked what the issue was with it. It was, as I said in yesterday’s post, unflattering. Well, technically I said it looked lousy on me. Imagine, if you will, a plastic garbage bag with holes cut out for head and arms. That would likely look better than this sweater did. Not that it was too small or too big — I imagine it fit the way it was supposed to. It was just unflattering and something I would never wear.
I really ought to know better than to attempt to knit summer sweaters. But my last two summer knits (CeCe and and d’Azur) were both successes, so I threw caution to the wind and tried another summer sweater. Yeah, no.
But all I did was waste some time and kill some yarn, so it is no biggie. I will not bother to rip and repurpose the yarn. The Rowan Linpur is a multi-strand yarn that I know from recent experience looks, well, a little ratty after being ripped out. Truthfully, the whole thing went out in the trash yesterday.
(Yes, you might think this is a waste of yarn. Yes, I could have finished the sweater and donated it to charity. But considering that I have donated bags and bags of nice clothing over the past few months, I don’t feel bad about trashing a sweater that I think is ugly and unflattering. I think my charity karma is just fine at this point. Remember the episode of Seinfeld where Elaine was trying to donate the muffin “stumps” to the poor and the poor refused to take them? Yeah, that’s how I feel about this sweater.)
So yesterday afternoon I started something fun.
This is the beginning of a shawlette of my own design. I am using some of my very yummy new Loopy Ewe Solid Series Yarn. This is the Hydrangea colorway.
This is a fingering weight yarn, so it is the perfect weight (in my mind) for lace. It comes in 2 ounce skeins of about 220 yards, so I plan to use 2 skeins for my shawlette. So far, I am having a very good time indeed. The yarn is lovely to knit and the color is bright and cheerful.
And I am using my fabulous fabulous US size 6 Signature needle with stiletto tip, which makes lace knitting so much fun.
Life is good.