Hayward's pieces are in the process of being blocked. It feels good to have a sweater off the needles, as it's been a long, long time. There is a fair amount of seaming ahead, but seaming isn't that big a deal. It just takes time and over the next few days I hope to find the time to make it to the finish.
It's taken me 4 months to knit Hayward, which, lately, is about par for the course. I don't mind, I knit when I can. And, at the same time, I was knitting the red mistake. I didn't take many pictures of the Acorn Trail, as the yarn was not photogenic and I was never very happy with the process. I finished the back and one front, put it together to see how it fit, and fell into total dislike. I would never, never wear it, which isn't to say it isn't a nice design. This is all about me and the poor job I did of making the correct adjustments for fit. A snug fit is uncomfortable and it won't be worth the work to finish. I am moving on. Don't cry for me (or for Acorn). Sometimes I knitting break up is just what is needed to put you on the right track.
For sometime I'd been looking for my next sweater project and hadn't quite decided which direction I wanted to go. Was there a cardigan I loved, or a pullover that struck my fancy? I just wasn't sure what yarn, which pattern, yada, yada...I was getting a little frustrated with myself. And then, Tuesday morning Wool People 7 was published. I fell in love, with more than one thing, and I started planning and stash diving immediately. It felt good to find my direction and to set off on a new course. Stay tuned!