Ok…so…I have this knitters perfectionist thing going on…
I am knitting a quidditch sweater again (by again, I mean, I knit the first one when I was a noob, and used crap to knit it, and now - knowing so much better…wanted to go back to do it with nicer wool, with no errors etc)
To get the right colours, I went KP, and bough the dye your own, and a couple of jaquards acid dyes. Being a noob now at dying…I dyed several of these skeins (russet and aztec gold) let them dry, and now I am in in about 4-5 inches or so into the body on the round.
My dye job was…lets say…kettled. It goes though lighter and darker shades…from a far, one would not notice, but up close you do see a streakiness. It is ok…it does not look bad…but it isn’t what I was envisioning for the project.
There are 7 skeins of russet (the 5 skeins of DK for the sweater and two fingering for a matching pair of knee high socks - this is going to be my halloween costume) and 2 skeins of gold. They have already been lovingly wound by my ball winder.
Do I rip back what I have started, skein up 9 skeins of yarn, presoak, redye and re dry them, just to start again. At least a weeks worth of work re done…for a minor flaw…
Do I leave it, accept that it is charming and somewhat original and that no one but me is dwelling on it.
I understand that as a knitter, it really has to be about what makes the creator/knitter happy. This isn’t just a frog to fix a missed stitch though, it is a major rehaul.
Yes…I do think about it each time I sit down and start knitting on it, but I also think of the hours of retooling it is going to take, and honestly I have to wonder ever time if it is worth it.
A friend of mine always says, if you have to go back and look at something more than once, you are going to buy it anyway whether it is justifible or not. And by that logic, I really should do…but I feel torn.
You can see it is subtle but there…
I know it is ultimately my decision…but I am going to ask…what would you do if you were faced with the same decision?