Friday, July 27, 2012
The Sweater That Wasn't
So....about 500 yards later, I'm finished up through a few inches below the arm holes. I tried it on last night and it was *okay*, but it didn't make me go, "Wow! I love it!" I'm not one to throw good time after bad, so I ripped it out and decided to go in a slightly different direction. Still a cardigan, but the shape is going to be different (set-in sleeves, not raglan, a zipper instead of buttons, and maybe cables instead of the textured business I had going on here.) My hope was to model it after My Favorite Hoodie Ever, which I bought from Old Navy about 10 years ago and wore the pants off of it. (Well, I wore the elbows out of it, anyway.) I actually made fabric elbow patches (purple corduroy!) and sewed then onto the light blue hoodie (!!!??) so I could continue to wear that sucker until it developed many holes in other locations. I guess I could have embraced the "patch" revolution and sewed patches over the holes in random spots all over the sweater, but honestly, I'm 37 and I'm not sure I can pull that look off. So I retired the hoodie to my closet in case the Clothing Fairy wanted to pay me a visit and heal my sweater in the middle of the night.
I tore my closet up today looking for the thing, then the drawer in the hallway where I used to store out-of-season clothes, and finally the rubbermaid tub in the basement where I store all of my husband and my off-season stuff. It's not here, y'all.
I had a garage sale last summer, and while I'm sure I didn't sell this thing, I do remember going through my clothes and forcing myself to either sell or donate everything I hadn't worn in the last year, and have no hope of wearing in the future. I have a bad feeling that My Favorite Hoodie Ever got caught in that raid. So sad....I thought that one day I would use his exact measurements to re-create him in another yarn (without all the holes), but apparently at the time of the Great Closet Purge, I had forgotten that. *tear*
So, I'm going to do my best to recreate him from memory, and I'm going to see if this yarn is a little happier becoming this new design. It's very pretty and soft, so I hope we can agree on something soon!