I haven't attempted the repairs on Sligo yet. It remains in a sad heap on my dining room table, right where I left it after taking pictures of its wounds last night. Thanks to Melissa, I now have a plan for how to proceed--a much better plan than sobbing hysterically and throwing it into the fire, but not quite so good as flying her out here to fix it. So far, though, I haven't been up to the task of facing my ugly mistake.
Fortunately, I have some comfort knitting on the needles.
I've been needing a lot of comfort. (It's a good thing I'm a knitter and not a drinker, ya know?)
I have the body of the Gathered Pullover finished up to the point where the fronts get divided to start the v-neck, which is shortly after the completion of the lovely center cable. See?
I really love this cable. I'm already making plans for how I can use it again. Heck, I might even knit this whole sweater again. I have some hand-dyed wool that would make for a nice winter version. (Although I've never actually knit the same project twice, not even my own designs, so it's not all that likely.)
I'm still loving the yarn, too. It's great for warmer weather and easy on the hands. The yardage is terrific, too. I've only used four balls to this point! I think it will end up taking about eight balls, at $1.99 a ball. And technically, this yarn came from stash, since I bought it without a specific plan for its use and had it for more than a week before I decided what to do with it--my two requirements for "stash" versus "non-stash" projects. Oh, hush. It works for me.