I had hoped to have good progress for you this Sunday’s YOP1617. However, that is not the case today.
But first, let me backtrack some. This week has been about Christmas socks and the swap package for my partner. So it wasn’t until yesterday that I finally pulled out my Idle-Plummy-Wood. I examined it, trying to figure out where the hell did I last leave off in the pattern. That’s what I get when I don’t touch a project for weeks. I couldn’t make heads nor tails of my counters on the app. So I frogged – oh all the way back to two inches under the underarms. This was way more than I had wanted to as my original plan was to just frog the different dye lot.
I spent time yesterday and today reknitting the original 128 Superwash. I was happy to finally add in the baby alpaca teal and grey, but I hit another bump:
I don’t like how the striping abruptly comes in at this point. Six and a half inches from the underarm is in the plum. I would have to stripe for 11.5″ with the teal and grey. It just seems so weird to imagine this tunic going from the plum to the stripes around the waist area which would then continue on down to the hip.
I am totally frustrated. So much knitting has been put into this project. The only alternatives I can think of are these:
- Plum & Teal: Frog back to either the underarms or even to the raglan shaping to start incorporating the teal and then transition entirely to the teal,
- Plum & New Plum Dye Lot: Frog back to either of the areas mentioned above and start incorporating the new dye lot,
- Start all over and knit this pattern with totally new yarn, OR
- Eff it for now and knit something from my list to make me happy again.
What do you think?