OK so Plan B is also a wash. I got to this point where I could try on the garment and found it to be lacking, in a big way. I would never be comfortable with this wide open neckline, and the shoulders won't stay put on my body, so I would always be tugging at them. Annoying. Plus the stripes were stretched to the nth degree across the bosom and believe me, it was not a pretty sight.
I was running out of yarn and had to break into another skein of the Malabrigo multicolor which I was saving for a different project. That didn't please me either. Add to that, I was unable to find a tee that coordinated with this color scheme.
Doomed, me thinks.
So it is back to the drawing board, and a new idea of how to use this beautiful yarn. That's the great thing about knitting. Yarn is the perfect creative material. It can be reknit into something more pleasing without a hint of the disaster it once was.
I still like the color scheme but think it needs a bit of pink to fill it out and then maybe I can wear it with all my pink tops. I am also facing the fact that I never had enough yarn to make a cardigan, so it will instead become something scarf-y or shawl-y and those are always a good bet. La dee dah!
PS. Dave and I have been watching The X Factor all season, never missing an episode, and we are so happy with the results. We loved Melanie Amaro and Josh Krajcik and were relieved to find that Rachel Crow is going with Disney and no doubt will be a big star. I love her!