I knitted this last summer, actually, when I was in South Africa. Well, it was winter there. Anyway, I didn’t like it for some reason. I hung it up in the closet with all the ends left loose because I thought to myself that I would unravel it some day and use the yarn again. But today I was reminded of it when I read the post on different plies in yarn. This one is a bulky single, Berkshire Bulky. Well, I took it out of the closet and decided it wasn’t so bad after all. Definitely not the type of thing I’d buy in the store, but I made it and it’s warm, though the sleeves are a little too short (my arms are always longer than the pattern calls for). Anyway, I weaved in all the ends and am wearing it now. Not bad. I’m glad I didn’t try to make something for wearing next to the skin, though, as this yarn is kinda itchy for me.
The collar has a tendency to flap up like in the last photo. The directions call for buttons, and I even bought buttons, but I suck at putting them on, so for now it’s just held together with a piece of a necklace that I didn’t like and a darning needle (yep, knitting ghetto).