When I saw this pattern in knitty a few... months (eek!) ago, I knew I wanted to make it. I've been vaguely looking at all sorts of knitted skirts, and wanting to try them, and... well, it seemed like a good plan.
So, I bought a bunch of Kureyon, and cast on over a month ago. It's been a fun and easy knit, and I'd have more done if it hadn't so often been unpleasantly hot over the last months. Only on some days has having a relatively heavy woolen object on my lap seemed like a good idea.
I picked color 233, which, from pictures, seemed like a cool blue/black/green--check it out here. I've been going through something of a blue/green phase, and so it seemed like a good idea (I even bought a pair of boots last year that I think will look awesome with these colors.
But, as I've been knitting, I've run into a bit of a dilemma. Here's a close-up shot of the skirt. It basically has you alternating skeins to make narrow stripes out of the wide striping Kureyon, plus adding in garter rows for half of them, so you get texture, too. All good, right?
But look at that color crossing the upper right corner. Yes, the pink. It's OK, here, and it's OK in the pictures of the yarn. But...
I'm starting to think that the skirt as a whole has... too much pink. Like, way too much pick. When I was in junior high, that would have been awesome, since that's when I decided I wanted a pepto-bismol-pink bedroom, and wore ridiculous quantities of the color, despite the fact that it does nothing for me. But I'm now... a lot older than that, and much less enthused about this much pink, particularly in this pale, kind of insipid version.
So, I'm kind of thinking of frogging this and starting over, cutting out the pink yarn as I go. I've got plenty of yarn--I bought a bag of 10 skeins because it was pretty much the same price as getting 6 individually. And Kureyon, being nice and wooly, should splice easily, making the process not that big a deal. I've already had to deal with knots that create sudden color changes, and have been doing strange jumping between skeins, or starting in the middle of a skein, or whatever.
But... frogging. Sigh.
What to do?