My Honeycomb Sweater is no longer a sweater.
|from sweater to pillow|
I bit the big gauge bullet this morning and the sweater is now a pillow.
I'll admit, I shed a tiny tear when I took that first stitch with the sewing needle. I really, really like the Honeycomb sweater pattern and I hated to give up on it. I'm also not (more like NOT) happy about the recent weight gain but even without the extra weight, the sweater wasn't going to fit. I knew it last year when I was actively knitting the sweater. I just didn't want to admit it.
Anyway, I'm now the proud owner of a Honeycomb pillow. I decided to leave the waistband ribbing on when I was sewing it. It's a permanent reminder to check my gauge and that while blocking can perform magic, blocking will never make me a size 2. I have to admit, as much as I hated giving up on the sweater turning it into a pillow and checking it off my To-Do list was fairly exhilarating. It feels like a giant load has been lifted from my shoulders. I think that I may have spent the past year subconsciously worrying and stressing about the fit of the sweater. It feels terrific to have it done, even if 'done' means it's a pillow instead of a sweater.
My only worry now is, what shall I knit with the gazillion leftover skeins of Dove gray yarn?
I'm linking up with Frontier Dreams for today's #CraftingOn.