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?

6 comments:

gleek said...

i think that you might be on to something with the distracting stripe. i say, give it a shot! or maybe return that ball and go for an entirely different color?

lisa said...

I'm with gleek... I think that the maroon stripe in between will distract the eye from noticing the difference in the oranges.

--Deb said...

What Lisa said--I was going to suggest making that stripe with the maroon and then going back to the orange. At that point, the different shade won't be as noticeable.

Ashley said...

Me four. No one will notice with that maroon stripe in the middle.

carrie said...

i totally dig charlie brown sweaters, no lie. and i'm considering that sweater for a friend's baby!

Brooklyn Handspun said...

I'm of the same mind - The distracting stripe should do the trick.