During the winter, I cast on for a long tunic style knit in bulky weight yarn. I was going for something cozy.
Cozy I got. It's exactly like wearing a blanket. And because, as I've mentioned, I am cold all winter, I wore it quite a bit around the house. But I rarely grabbed it when heading out...and I'm not sure if I will next season either. Sweaters made from bulky yarn can add a lot of, well, bulk to your frame. And there are simply few days when adding girth to my silhouette is a good thing. Take a looky:
Granted, I never got around to knitting the belt and perhaps it would look better belted. Cinching might hint at a waist:
But I'm still not in love with how it looks on me (but it certainly keeps me warm). The pattern itself is great and straightforward and a satisfying knit. I just think my execution, especially the seaming, must have gone a bit astray--unclear. The yarn is Berroco Sundae and I do adore the colorway. I think it might be better as a chunky cowl or another slouch hat? Perhaps it will be my first handknit to frog and repurpose the yarn. But then again, I am not sure I could actually unravel all of those stitches...I still get way too much satisfaction out of producing a Finished Object.
I think I'll wait and see.