I am so disappointed in my Kimmswick so far! I picked out the yarn a year ago and when I finally had the opportunity to cast on, I was pretty excited. I knew the project would be kind of a long haul, but the color work looked fun and I was counting on having a pretty impressive scarf at the end of it.
I started having my doubts a few inches in, but I kept going, and now I'm just not sure if I should continue. The colors I chose, which looked so gorgeous in their wound-up yarn cakes next to each other, look more like a kitchen from the early 1970s spat up all over my knitting needles:
I just don't like it at all. There's something about how that mustard yellow makes all the other colors kind of awful.
I don't know what to do. I adore the yarn - Quince and Co. Finch (not Chickadee, as I said previously) - the problem is purely color choice. The way I see it, I have three options:
1) Keep going, finish the scarf, and give it to someone who likes things that look like a vintage Christmas stocking.
2) Frog it, order a couple new colors to replace the ones I don't like, and start over.
3) Frog it, and use the yarn for other color projects where I need fewer colors that will look better together.
None of these solutions feels good to me, so while I mull it over, I'm going to put the scarf on hold and find another project. I have one other sweater I put down a while ago, and it's complicated, so I'll have to spend some time figuring out where I left off. That's definitely not a portable project, so I need something else, something soothing and easy but not boring. Got any ideas?