Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Next in line (Adriana)

Birch is done!! I finished late last night which means that this project took me exactly two weeks. And I didn't run out of yarn! Pictures will follow in a few days. It's going to take awhile to block since it's huge!

I decided that my next big project will be a sweater around the time I fell in love with Katy from Debbie Bliss' Cotton Angora book. I've had some red and black Mission Falls languishing in my stash and I think this is their destiny.

I have a problem though. The pattern calls for 13 balls of Cotton Angora which is 78m per ball, the same yardage as Mission Falls. I have 13 balls of Mission Falls but 10 are red and 3 are black.


Here's what I was thinking: I want to make the v-neck in black so I was going to make the cuffs and the hem black too. But I have no idea if this will leave me with enough red to make the body. I figure that I have some options. I could eliminate some of the cables from the back or the sleeves, but I'm worried that would ruin the look of the sweater. I guess I could always buy more yarn, which would probably be the intelligent thing to do. Any comments, concerns or encouragement would be appreciated :)


Samantha said...

You could just make a random stripe somewhere and rename it the random stripe sweater :) I'm sure you'll come up with a great solution but I like stripes.

BTW - I'm not dead, I am just hibernating on my couch because that's been the only warm place in my apartment. It has kitty heating.

Heather G. said...

I can't wait to see what you decide. I am useless at distributing colours, sorry. I love that design though, as you know.

Can't wait to see your Birch!

Anonymous said...

I love that sweater. Might have to add it to the ever growing list...

Azura said...

Oooo... pretty sweater...

I wouldn't put a stripe in it if I were you. It would mess up the overall texture of the sweater. I love the idea of doing the neck, hem, and cuffs in black though. That's what I was going to suggest. Is there any way you can get more red?