I’m completely heartbroken.  My hopes have been dashed.  My best plans of a simple, fun, and easy sweater are completely falling apart.

My yarn came in the mail.  (Actually it came in the mail a few weeks ago, but I was so disappointed, I threw it into the closet and pretended it hadn’t showed up yet.)  Usually new yarn is a source of joy, but ugh…


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOK, it’s kind of hard to see in a photo, but take a closer look:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe ball of yarn on the left is the new yarn- it’s significantly more blue-gray.  And the half-finished sweater is on the right- it’s a lovely pink-y lavender.

I know they look pretty similar in these photos (it’s been established my photography skills are lacking), but in real life, they’re significantly different.  Even my husband commented.  I’ve got the whole sweater finished with the old yarn, except for the left sleeve.  I can’t have a sweater with one different color arm!

This, boys and girls, is why you buy all your yarn at once.

Now I’m going to go drink a lot of coffee and come up with a plan.

11 thoughts on “Heartbreak

  1. mkings46

    Did you ask KnitPicks to match the dye lot? I did about six months ago and they did!

    Mary King

    Sent from my iPhone

    Wish YOU Well Mary Margaret King


    1. onemilljellybeans Post author

      I thought about it, but it’s been almost two years since I bought the original yarn, so I figured they wouldn’t have any left. I’ll have to try that, if I ever need to do this again.

  2. madgeface

    I’ve also been there. Could you do both sleeves in the new yarn? They’d look different from the body but it could look intentional/interesting/cool.

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  4. Talya

    Mix colors on your sleeves. (This will require ripping that one sleeve out.) Then alternate one row in the old color and one row in the new color. The sleeves will end up matching, and breaking up the color by alternating rows will make the off color of the new yarn blend in MUCH better.

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