One of the seemingly inevitable "gifts" of the moving process is the discovery of things long forgotten, often purposely, and for fairly good reasons. This sweater, for example. It is an Oatmeal Pullover, knit from cream colored O-Wool and it had been stashed inside a canvas tote bag on the top shelf of my closet for approximately two and a half years, completely finished with the notable exception of half a sleeve that would probably prove useful if a person ever wanted to actually wear said sweater.
So why abandon a very nearly finished and objectively kind of attractive sweater to the lonely, dark cavern of my closet after hours and hours of knitting it? Well. The thing is that this particular pattern called for using a sewn bind-off, and due to it either being a strange technique or to the possibility of user error (ahem) the end result is the worst bind-off ever. I can't even bring myself to look at it. So, the closet. Inside a bag to further decrease the possibility of catching a glimpse of it. I would be brave and show you a photo of the sweater's hem, except that we are still only about 80% unpacked and I can't actually find the sweater right now. But I know that I will soon, and then I'll need to decide what to do with it. Closet space being limited here, I'm thinking that I will probably need to just get brave and fix it. But I haven't ever undone a bind-off, and I'm wondering how that even works. Anyone? If you have words of wisdom, I am all ears.
And half-finished sleeves, of course.
Yarning along with Ginny today.