Thursday, January 29, 2009

Here We Go Again

Remember this?

This was my ill-fated Autumn Leaves. Great yarn, great pattern, not so great together. Like ketchup and peanut butter. After taking this picture, I buried it at the bottom of a stack of sweaters and moved on. But I find it difficult to accept failure, so I thought I'd try at least fixing the color. I threw it in the dyepot with some brown RIT dye. Oddly, the dye didn't cover the existing color; it just sort of darkened and toned it down. Here's the after:

I think it's...better. Here's a closeup of the new color:

I'm still not sure about the style. I can't decide whether it's sort of cute or really frumpy, like a housecoat.

Any thoughts?

17 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

That color is fantastic! I think it could be really cute with some jeans and maybe a camisole type top underneath. Kind of hard to tell from the photos though :)

Amy S. said...

I think it looks good--the silhouette is very much in style. I'd have to see it on you though!

Renee said...

Definitely much better colour.
I agree with the other posts: hard to tell if it would be stylish or not without seeing it on you.

sophanne said...

Amazing color. I'd pay money for it. I don't think it's frumpy- I'm calling it trendy.

sophanne said...

Nice dress form btw :)

Lisa said...

The color is much better now, but to see if it's frumpy or not you'd have to model it for us. I think it could go either way, depending on how you fill it out.

Sheri said...

I for one would need to see a modeled shot to decide. Totally LOVE the new color!!

Suzanne said...

I think its cute!

vanfox23 said...

new color is much better. would like to see it on you!

Knitman said...

I really like the new colour. My own opinion is that textured patterns and multicoloured yarn don't go well together. I think this garment shape and pattern are fine but better done in a plain colourway.

kate said...

Fascinating how the dye job worked out. Very nice. Like everyone else, hard to tell without seeing it 'live', but I do like the shape in general.

Kim said...

A vast improvement and not frumpy at all. It's wonderful and wearable now that you've done your dye magic.

trek said...

Not my style at all - can't stand 3/4 length sleeves on anything - but the color is much improved.

Fibra Artysta said...

I really like what the brown dye did for the color. It toned down that acid green color and I think that has made a huge difference.

I also like the style, I think its adorable. Maybe some kind of cute closure at the top would make it feel more with-the-times to you?

Lydee said...

you crack me up.
i think it's cute.

Sharon said...

it's no longer day glo! I like the new, muted colorway and the style is very cute, not housecoat frumpy at all.

Dr. Steph said...

Great colour, but really, I think we need to see it on you. I don't wear things like that very well--they just make me look dorky, but you're tall and lean and it could be perfect on you.