Monday, October 02, 2006

I Clearly Started Without A Plan

I wanted to knit the baby sweater in the Knitter’s Almanac without a major yarn investment, so I tried to use up some Zara I had hanging around from prior projects. Unfortunately, I ran out of orange…

I bought another ball but the difference was too noticeable, so I switched back to maroon, at least for a little Charlie Brown style stripe. Now I’m trying to decide whether to keep going in maroon or switch to the new ball of orange (and hope the difference wont be detected because of the distracting stripe) or switch to a third color (thus buying a second ball of yarn and thwarting the whole thriftiness aspect of the project). Ripping the entire sweater out and starting over is not an emotionally viable option at this point. Any suggestions?


  • The stripe will make your next orange section look absolutely planned and if someone comments on a color distinction, well, that's their problem because you've planned it this way and it's your sweater. Stomp. Stomp. Stomp. (Sounds like Lucy from Peanuts!!!)

    By Anonymous Nancy J, at 9:35 AM  

  • I rather like the maroon. Most people don't have enough of a colour sense to notice very small differences in shades, though, so if you did use your second ball of orange, likely only fellow knitters and artists would be able to tell that the two weren't identical.

    By Blogger Jenn, at 5:08 PM  

  • The great thing about baby sweaters is that they're filled with babies. Either they're squirmy, which means that dye lots are invisible, or they're sleepy and so adorable that dye lots are invisible.

    Go with the 2 oranges! If it wasn't your original plan, it's The Will of the Yarn.

    By Blogger ScotSkipper, at 2:00 PM  

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