Maybe I should say things knitters like me do.
If you’ve been here for a few months you’ll recognize The Pritchard Sweater by Christina Danaee. It’s an easy to knit oversized bulky sweater. I’m knitting it in Rowan Cork, a discontinued yarn that has an i-cord quality to it. I put it aside to knit the Firiel shawl.
The reason I put it aside is that I was questioning how it was going. I have a limited amount of yarn and I don’t want to try to chase down any more. It’s discontinued. My yarn was bought at a thrift shop for almost no money. I’m just not that invested in it.
I picked it up yesterday and looked at it with fresh eyes. And no emotional involvement. I measured the chest. Checked the gauge. Calculated the actual measurements based on gauge. Yeah, not going to work. If I wanted a bulky knit skintight sweater-girl style sweater I’d be right there. If I want a loose, oversized bulky knit sweater spacious enough to fit a shirt underneath I don’t. I want the second, not the first.
Obviously I’m going to rip this out. I’ve got no one who could wear it if I kept going. The real question is what next? I don’t really want to start over again. I’d need different needles or to start another bigger size and might not have enough yarn. I can repurpose the yarn and pattern. There is probably enough to knit sweaters for a couple of preschoolers in my life. But for now I’ll rip it out and put the yarn back into the stash.
I hate when this happens.