Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Oh Baby!

You will all recognize this as the start to the EZ February Baby Sweater, found in the Knitter's Almanac. So far (and that "so far" is meant as foreshadowing....), the sweater has been knit with an acryllic yarn (Sorry EZ!) on US 6 circulars.

Here(below) is a closeup of the buttons I'm going to use. The choice of button colors is strategic. You see, like BrooklynTweed (now, if only I were just like BT!!), I've run out of yarn. Unlike BT, I don't have anyone to dye me up another batch of matching yarn. So I'm going to have to take drastic measures, which will be to switch to a bright green or lavender color (or both) to finish off the sweater.

What do you color experts think I should do? Finish with the fuscia, then move to a lavender, and then edge it all off with a bright and fun lime green (all in an attempt to match the buttons and thus save face by making it seem like I wanted that color scheme instead of the reality that I do not know any better than to start a project without enough yarn)? Or will this result in a hideous sweater whereby the beautiful, soft-spoken mother-to-be will exclaim, upon opening the shower gift, "WTF"? Please offer some suggestions, dear readers. Please advise me as to what I should do (keeping in mind that getting more of the same yarn is out given that I picked up this yarn a year ago at a yard sale in a different country....

So I ask you to help a girl out with a suggestion or two. And yes, I will accept it if y'all advise me to rip it all out and start again with a new (WOOL!) yarn, with the appropriate yardage. Is this what EZ would do??

Cross-posted on my blog.


  • I know you won't want to hear this, but I'd frog it up to the yoke, and find some similar yarn in a contrast color and do the body portion in it. Then, I'd go back and maybe do a crocheted edge here and there with the original yarn...

    By Blogger Wendy, at 5:50 PM  

  • I agree with Wendy.

    By Anonymous Catherine Harrison, at 6:53 PM  

  • I don't know that I'd go with a LIME green...Because on my monitor, those buttons sure don't look very bright! Anyways, I'd knit a few rows in the coordinating green, and then finish in the lavender. If you're able to do the green in some sort of simplish stitch and then the original stitch or a different lacy one for the lavender, it'll look more like a design element than a goof. Otherwise, I'd figure out one yarn in which I had enough for everything minus the yoke and edges, and use a contrasting colour for those and something else for the main thing.

    By Blogger Jenn, at 7:26 PM  

  • I agree with Wendy too. That's exactly what I thought.

    By Blogger Stephanie, at 9:43 PM  

  • Rip. Rip. Rip.
    R.I.P dear EZ sweater...

    So you're all right, so so right. I knew ripping back to the yoke was the only real solution, but there was a part of me that wanted an easier solution. I thought if enough people said, "Why yes, Kodak! Certainly boldly stripping green, fuscia, and lavender yarn throughout a delicate lace pattern will look FANTASTIC! Go for it! Stipe away in those loud contrasting colors!!"--then I might just believe it to be true. But alas, dear knitters, you are all honest, strong, and assertive, and you told me exactly what I needed to hear.

    Besides, who would I be not to listen to the famous and talented Wendy of K&T? I feel like I've had a close brush with celebrity today....Thanks, Wendy! :)

    Indeed, big thanks to everyone for their helpful feedback.

    By Blogger Kodachrome Knits, at 9:33 AM  

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