Saturday, April 2, 2011
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear
Look. Look at the size of the remaining yarn. Look at how much is left to be done.
I'm up a creek with no paddle, as they say.
I still have a bit more of the ribbing to go at the bottom of the sweater, and both arm holes and the collar.
To my knowledge there is no more of this dye lot to be obtained. So I have no choice but to add another color in the trim, unless I frog the whole darn thing. The thing that bothers me is the collar. Even if I can find a coordinating color and use it in the ribbing sections, I still face a hard problem with the collar. See the yarn holding the neck stitches? That was supposed to be where a small garter stitch shawl collar grew organically out of the sweater. The way I designed it, it needs to keep to the same dark brown as the sweater.
Well, if I was to rip out the bottom ribbing and knit it in another color, I would have the dark brown to use in the collar. But that would create a color line I'm not wanting to have there. My goal was to draw the eye up and down, not stop it right at my mom's hips.
Any thoughts? There is a heathered brown available, a light brown called fawn, and my mismatched chocolate brown.
This sweater has been really exciting to knit, as it's my first chance to really knit for a woman's figure and learn about fit. The yarn has been nice to work with, too, but right now I'm at a real loss.
I'm so glad I have other things to do in the meantime. This week included a secret project, socks, dishcloths, and a Malabrigo soap cozy. Because I can.