Well, I snapped a couple of pictures at Panera last night (as seen above), as I was planning on posting on this sweater. They were nothing fancy and no feats of photography but I sort of noticed something amiss about the sweater. However, I was trying to get my computer to work and get the post up and so I continued to operate in denial as if all was right with the world. But it kept nagging at me. There seemed to be some mottling in the yarn -- this solid colored yarn was coming out a little more semi-solid in places. It seems some of the yarn has faded a bit but overall it wasn't too noticeable. Well, surely that was denial speaking -- while I think I can get away with the back (which is finished) the front? That is another story.
You see that stripe? Well it really shouldn't be there and I was pretending that it wasn't until someone (who doesn't knit) asked about it. Damn, burst my bubble and make me face reality. And while I am facing reality I should probably rip the last 2 1/2 inches of the back as well.
I have an extra skein of yarn and it seems that this fading is only on the outer part of the skein (as evidenced by the difference between the last few inches of the back and beginning of the front)
so maybe I will have enough yarn despite this fiasco. I could probably get away using the faded yarn for the lacey bits if I had to and I truely think the rest of the back (aside from the last 2 1/2 inches) while it does show some of the fading, doesn't have any stark contrast lines. I really like the color of this yarn and have been enjoying knitting it so, I really hope I will be able to make this work. Fingers crossed, I am going to frog...