So, moving on....
I had the big value pack of reds, oranges and browns and I had a few more of the same colored skeins already in the stash so I combined them all together. Some are not full skeins, but most are. What to do with them?
I decided to knit a sweater with them. I'm holding two skeins together (one red/orange and one brown) and I'm doing a not so great job of fading them. I started off with the first skeins of red and brown and knit until I got bored, cut the brown, added a different brown and kept knitting. When I got bored with that combo, I cut the red, added a different one and kept knitting.
I was pretty happy with it until I wasn't. I can't decide. There are three skeins of "orange" that are more coral or pink and are much lighter than all the other reds and oranges. While I LOVE the coral colors, I'm not sure I love them in this sweater. But, I'm going to keep going with it because I didn't think I loved the first color combo either.
I think this sweater may be like a scrap yarn mitered square blanket. Sort of hideous when you look at it close up and none of the colors coordinate well, but gorgeous from a distance. If that turns out not to be the case here, then well, I'll have a sweater to wear around the house when I'm doing housework, painting or doing some type of dirty, clothes staining work.
Hopefully I'll have a sweater I won't be too embarrassed to wear in public but if not, it's not a great loss. The idea, after all, is to use up some of my yarn.
I am lightly kicking myself for not simply knitting an original So Faded sweater but.... I am using up more yarn at a faster rate this way. And that is the goal.