A big improvement over the last time I disassembled a sweater is that I have a head-lamp now. Which made it a whole lot easier to see which was the sewing thread and which was the yarn. I was hoping this would allow me to get longer pieces of yarn than before...
but it turns out that it didn't matter. Because the whole thing was steeked! So all of my balls of yarn are going to be short. *angry face*
At least the yarn is in good condition and the bag of tiny balls looks really pretty. See how I am looking at the bright side? Besides, weaving in ends is a pretty fun conversation starter for airplane rides. ;-)
Although I'm also kinda of thinking about the Russian Join that Its_Lily suggested a while back. It seems like this might result in a better finished fabric.
Meanwhile, my top choices for the New Awesome Sweater are:
81-14 Pullover by Drops Design - I like the shape of this one, but it may just be the model and a creative placement of color.
22-23-16 Striped Pullover by Pierrot - I really, really like this one, except it's written in Japanese and I don't read Japanese. :-(
Honey by Amy Miller - I like that this is top-down with raglan sleeves but I do not like the pockets.
Pipit by Heidi Kirrmaier - this looks to be of simple construction with the design elements built into the structure. This one is probably the leading contender right now.I hope you all are having a great Fiber Arts Friday. . ;-)
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