Thereâ’s been some movement on the redo of the Sunrise Circle Jacket. I considered carefully the persistent sage advice of Rachel, who emailed me more than once to encourage me to simply buy new yarn and start fresh rather than take it out. It might seem as if I’m making a joke (ha! this was advice I had to consider!), but I’m really not—I thought for a while about this. Buying new yarn wasn’t going to break the bank—just 9 hanks of Wool of the Andes is $16—and it would be a whole lot easier—but it seemed wasteful somehow, so I didn’t go out and buy new yarn right away.
I’ve since come to a conclusion, the conclusion that was obvious to everyone else: It was going to be waaaaay too much of a pain in the ass to take the jacket out. I couldn’t bear it. No, wouldn’t be able to go through it. I was super-careful with the seaming of the jacket, so dismantling it was going to require feats of strength that even my rigorous yoga practice wouldn’t be able to handle.
Tonight, I bit the bullet. Not only did I buy yarn for mom’s new Sunrise, but I said, “aw heck,” and clicked to buy the yarn to make myself one, too (in chocolate brown). Now the wait begins! In the meantime, I’m going to think about tweaking the back darts of the pattern a bit. I’m not sure they need to be quite so darty . . .