Please excuse me while I pull my hair out, slowly.

So, remember my excitement about getting the yarn for my february lady sweater? I had vague doubts about whether I really wanted the cardigan itself or not, but I definitely wanted to knit it, so I cast on straight away.

Taking shape

And like that, my hesitations were gone. It was love! Who could resist that delicious green? Not I, it seemed. Um, until I finished the first skein of yarn and hard to start a second. Which turned out to be a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT COLOUR! Oh the devastation.

Hmmm

See the way the colour changes about halfway down there? And it was WAY more pronounced in reality. Couldn’t stay. So I ripped back to the yoke and decided to alternate skeins for the body (which I should have done from the start, obvs, but shhh). Initially I thought everything was dandy again, but now… Meh. The colour blends better now, but none of the other skeins I have are really as nice a colour as the one I knit the yoke in. And I really fell for that one, so now nothing else will do. Why they are all so different is beyond me. Yeah yeah, handpainted, I know, but still. So now I’m kind of back to thinking I just don’t really want this sweater at all, that I’m just too suggestible and peer pressure made me do it in the first place. ‘Cept every time I see another lovely one appear on ravelry I want it all over again. Sigh.

Anyway I decide to set it aside for awhile and go back to the blue sweater I was working on. Just sleeves to go, so I need to pick out buttons for the shoulder placket it will have. Initial options are as follows:

But which?

Thoughts? Opinions? It’s looking like the middle ones right now, but I may go nuts and find different ones altogether. Green perhaps? The possibilities are endless!

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5 Responses to “Please excuse me while I pull my hair out, slowly.”


  1. 1 Irene July 8, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    May I suggest the Zimmerman approach. Knit in stripes so the colour difference will not be so easily noticed and that way you may manage to make a bolend that is just right? šŸ˜‰

  2. 2 mehlhouse July 8, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Good luck with the sweater!

    And I vote the middle buttons =]

  3. 3 lekkercraft July 8, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Too bad about the Lady sweater, but props for not continuion on with something you weren’t loving. As for the buttons, green would be pretty, but I LOVE how those orange buttons look, too.

  4. 4 Alyssa July 8, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Good luck with the sweater that really stinks. I do love the green though.

    I think the middle buttons or the one on the far right. I’m not to into the ones on the left.

  5. 5 melissa July 9, 2008 at 12:04 am

    i probably would have abandoned it too. i have a limit of just one frustrating episode for each project, then it gets abandoned.
    it really does look good from the photos, but some color differences are so hard to capture.

    you’ve really got me excited with the bottom glimpse of sweater. i sincerely hope you’ll pick the orange ones. i’ve been obsessing about blue and orange a lot this week. please make a blue and orange themed project, so i don’t have to. šŸ™‚


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