Yes, indeed, winter sweater knitting in August = WEIRD!
I have certainly gotten my money's worth out of this yarn. This is #5 try. You read that correctly - number FIVE try.
Each time I had a redo, I used my ball winder to help unravel the yarn.
1. Didn't know what the heck I was doing - ripped it out.
2. Tried something different - still didn't know what I was doing - ripped it out
3. Figure it out (sort of), screwed it up big time - ripped it out
4. Totally nailed it - but had lost 40 lbs and it was turning out way too big - ripped it out
#5. I think I've got it. But time will tell.