I’ve got a tale of two . . . “knitties” . . .  for you.

As in  . . it was the best of times; it was the worst of times.

Shall we begin with the worst?

Looks okay from this angle, doesn’t it? Cruising right along. In the easy, just-keep-knitting phase of a cardigan. Y’know?

Let’s take a closer look.

Quelle horreur!

Taking photos outside . . . in pretty good light . . . reveals a Major Problem I hadn’t seen inside: The. Yarn. Does. Not. Match.

Big. Frickin’. Stripe.

Sure. I could live with it.
But I can’t.
At all, really.

Or I could . . .  rip back (or start over) and fade that yarn into the mix.
But I don’t want to.
This pattern is tedious enough to knit that I don’t want to mess with alternating skeins throughout.

So. I’ll be ripping this one.
(Worst of times, indeed.)

As for the best of times? Luckily, I’ve got this . . .

The beginnings of a sweet baby sweater . . . for a family baby (a nephew’s third) due in late July/early August. (It’s this pattern in this yarn).

I’m hoping this one brings me the happy ending I need!


How about you? What are you working on this week?