I could use a little advice.
I started this Chevron Hand Towel thinking, hey! Fun! This is when I’m going to gather up all 20 shades of those Euroflax Mini Skeins and just knit ’til there’s nothing left to knit. It’ll be a giant, long hand towel, what some people might call a “scarf.”
I’ve been knitting on this thing constantly, with a fair amount of joy, loving the six rows of garter stitch that arrive just when I’ve had enough SSK/k2tog action.
I love the chevrons.
I love the crunchy way the linen looks when knitted up.
I love the anticipation of a color change—when should I stop this one? What’s next? This is the stuff of great drama, y’all. I got mint in there. Do you know how hard it was to deal with mint?
It was all color wheels and rainbows. Until.
A pink we’re going to call Bubble Yum. A neon green we’re going to call Neon Green. And white. Pure, stark, unapologetic White.
Like most overly and pointlessly ambitious schemes, this one started out strong, arrived at the middle with some momentum, and now, 17 colors into it, has hit a cement retaining wall.
I’ve tried at every juncture in this exercise in randomness to wedge these colors in. I thought, along the way, that I could make it all work if I asked myself, at each color change, “How about Neon Green?” “How about Bubble Yum?” “Time for White?” Surely at some point, there would be an opening.
No such luck.
The answer was never “Sure, come on in.” It was always, “You’re harshing my mellow. You’re too much. You keep interrupting. Stop with the selfies!”
The completion junkie in me is fighting hard. You can’t have a 20-color Euroflax Mini Skein scarf using only 17 colors. It’s lame! It’s a failure of the premise!
What do you think? All counsel welcomed. And, in a related question, what was your least favorite Whitman’s Sampler chocolate? For me, it was those cherry cordials. Ech! My sister Buffy would pinch the bottoms and cheat her way to the caramels.