Thursday, November 18, 2010

what to do, what to do

I made this sweater earlier this summer - I had bought a couple of balls of Rowan something or other (sorry - lost the tags) that was a chunky weight. The blue colour perfectly matched a linen top and skirt I was sewing, so I decided on a cardigan to go over the sleeveless top. Of course, when I went to knit it, I only found the one ball, so an abbreviated sweater was born. Short sleeves, shorter length than I planned, but still fine for the purpose I wanted it for.

 Then recently, this happened.
Yeah, I found the other ball. I know it's enough for a quick sweater that I could gift, or I could pull out the bind offs and lengthen both the sleeves and the body. With winter coming, I think I'll be adding to this one rather than run the risk of the "matching sweater" conundrum. (I'd hate to give one to a friend, then both wear it at the same time. It's happened, and it's not pretty. I mean, it's bad enough when kids wear matchy-matchy, adults should not do it unless we're talking uniform or Halloween.)
Now if I could only remember what needle size I used...

5 comments:

TracyKM said...

If you can't figure out the needle size, what about doing something totally different as you lengthen it....lace, cables to nip in the waist, a texture...It's a very pretty colour!

Carol said...

we, hooray for finding it! Hopefully you can finesse the additions nicely. who am I kidding? of course you can! you are the Knitter Extraordinaire!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

That's awesome you found it! I am sure you can come up with something to extend to it!

Brenda said...

You got all of that sweater from one ball? How many metres?

KnitTech said...

Oh man. That's a tough call. Could you make something different with the foundling?