Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Opinion? Frog or Slog

I'm looking for opinions on this scarf:

Right now, I'm sort of hating it. And I'm wondering if I should frog it (rip it out and start again) or slog it (um... by which I mean persevere and keep at it.)
So, here's the story:
A friend of mine from soccer requested a scarf. Her only request to style/colour was that she wanted something in the green/blue family and that for a striped scarf it wouldn't be bold stripes (like no white and bright green. She wanted subtle stripes).
So I thought of this style of scarf. I've seen a ton of really beautiful scarves made out of this pattern. I even have the right kind of yarn! And in the right colours for her request.
My problem? I don't like the way my stripes are turning out.

I have two of the balls on the right and only one of the ones on the left, so I was doing 4 rows of the greener one and two rows of the grey/blue. I thought I would, but I don't like the uneven stripes or colour combination. I'm worried that it will look even worse once I get to the bright blue.

So, my 4 or so loyal readers, what say you? Should I rip it out and start again only using the two same balls? I would still get the striped scarf out of it because I could start at different points of the variated-ness. Or should I keep going and hope for the best?

If I'm going to rip it out, I'd like to do it sooner rather than later. So, please, let me know what you think!


Corrie said...

um....i would say Frog it. I think when you do it with two balls of the same colour it will be _really_ nice, and you could end up (like you said), hitting some bad colour combos when the bright blue shows up.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I'm not sure its worth pressing on,I would try with the 2 common balls, but the good news is that you'll have lots of knitting time while watching the olympics.

stephchows said...

so sorry to say frog it too :(

Jeanne said...

Well, I'm the one who said it was ugly first! I'm just glad everyone agrees with me.