I did it! I really did it! I picked up the Kaffe Fassett Floral Jacket after a 3-year hiatus.
This should have been my first clue that something wasn't quite right. I'm not a ripper. I cut my yarn when I'm done with it. This was shredded. Odd, right?
But I knit anyway. I didn't notice anything amiss until I finished half a round of fair isle knitting and I came upon this purple stitch that was also shredded. Uh oh! This isn't shredded. It's eaten. UGH!
I was trying to explain to a friend how hard it is to knit on dark yarn (black, navy blue) and I pulled a partial skein out of the Floral Jacket knitting bag and knit up a little swatch. ARGH! It was entirely eaten to pieces at about 18 inch intervals.
I'm in a bit of a tizzy now. I think my only solution is to rip out the row of sts with the eaten spot(s)?! Then I'll toss all the yarn. I took a moment for a quick inspection and haven't noticed any major damage to the sweater. I had to put it down and take a deep breath. Deep calming breath. Breathe. Breathe.
What do I do now???