The Sagaponack Tee is a free pattern on ravelry.
So, I have been cleaning–I do that a lot…I clean here, and then there. Small places at first…slowly they turn into larger areas…and that works for me.
I stumbled on a knitting project–one I knew was there…I had something in my head that said I needed to try it on to decide whether to continue increasing or not…something like that–and since I wasn’t really in a space to do that for a while…I didn’t.
But last week, I picked it up. It was four inches of knitting…and the yarn…and no pattern. Usually, I print out the pattern and stick it in the bag with my project. Now, I know I printed out the pattern and that I worked from said pattern…but where that pattern went to…I cannot tell you.
Luckily, I knew which pattern it was…and I knew where to go to re-print it…thankfully I had created a project for this one on ravelry…
Imagine my shock, I mean SHOCK, when I saw the start date for this thing as June…2015.
NO! WAY! I did not let that thing sit there for THAT long…did I?
So, I reprinted the pattern…and tried to decipher where I was in said pattern.
I have NO idea what the heck I was doing…and I did not keep notes in ravelry…I guess I didn’t think I was that far along.
And, I found out, I hated—HATED–the yarn that I had started the sweater with…and I also noted that said yarn was too thin for the pattern anyway…do I gauge swatch? Not if I can help it, honey. So–I frogged the whole thing…yeah, all four inches.
Then I discovered…a whole stash of red heart boutique unforgettable…now known merely as red heart unforgettable.
I have about five colors, four to six skeins each, of different shades of unforgettable.
And I hate the yarn. But it is SO pretty.
So…I took the yarn that I started the sweater with originally…doubled it with another yarn…and now the yarn is a better weight for making this sweater and having it actually fit…
And I am trucking right along, loving the pattern, loving the yarn…and growling every time I have to frog back because I forget to switch to purl every other row or something (the top is knit in garter stitch, in the round). Frogging double-stranded yarn can be tricky…ask me.
I used to combine lots of yarns all the time…three and four different yarns…I was making throws and blankets at the time…on big needles…but I think I reached a space where I couldn’t focus and keep track of even small things…and the frogging of that many yarns at once…is mind-bending, in a bad way. So I stopped doing that.