Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I don't think this is funny

When I named the Lettuce Pullover as my comedy festival project it was because I'm knitting it during the comedy festival, not because the jumper itself is funny. Although some funny things have happened. I was knitting during Raw Comedy, and we were sitting on seats that were on risers. I dropped one of my balls of wool and it fell through the seats, and 8 feet down under the stands. During the intermission I asked if I could go under and get it, and they said after the show. At that point they sent someone in to get it. He seemed to think he was looking for money I had dropped (?) but didn't look shocked when I told him it was a small ball of blue wool, which he retrieved cheerfully enough.

Which brings me to the "funny" part of the story. I mentioned how lovely the colour is. It's blue, with pink. Halfway down the chest I joined a second ball. 5 inches of knitting later I realised that the next ball of wool is blue, with less pink. The neck band, knitted from the third ball of wool looks like it matches both of them.
It's hard to show in a photo. In some lights the difference is negligible, and in others it's obvious.
Here it is on.

I have three options:
1) Match the sleeves to the body and continue on.
2) Rip it back, and work the whole thing alternating balls of wool. (I know I won't do this, because I've already knit it and the comedy festival is more than half way through and this is really, really mindless knitting)
3) Burn it with fire.

1 comment:

  1. Argh! I hate it when that happens.

    My rational suggestions are:
    1. Rip it back to 4 or more rows before the colour changes and start alternating rows from there. That way you'll have more of a graduation than a hard divide. or
    2. Dye it black!

    My wheel is being dispatched today, my wheel is being dispatched today! Happy dance.

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