The stripey sweater isn’t happening. I took the measurements for it in a rush while I was essay writing because I wanted something to knit ASAP. I guess I was pretty sloppy with the measuring tape. My neckline was too high in the back and sides. It was just strange looking with the lower neckline in the front.
I reclaimed the needles, but I haven’t frogged it and started over. I don’t think I’m going to. Why? These are not my colors. I love these colors especially as balls of yarn. They remind me of Lord of the Rings and libraries and that weird musty book smell. They’re cozy and homey with a bit of sophistication and timelessness. I truly love them, but I don’t love wearing them. I wouldn’t buy myself a sweater in these colors. Theses are the colors I love wearing:
They might be eyeball melting and they might look like a box of crayons, but they make me feel so cheerful. I’m going to try to stop knitting with colors that I love as yarn and start knitting with colors that I love as clothes. It just makes more sense. I like almost every saturated color, but I feel happiest wearing the little palette above. The only downside is that these colors are really intimidating as balls of yarn and most of them are kind of hard to find, but I’m going to make an effort.
Does anyone else have the problem? How do you pick out colors to knit with? Does your yarn typically coordinate with your wardrobe?