It ain’t pretty being purple

I looked at my leg today and hmmmmm purple is not a great color on a leg.  Keep in mind, I don’t have any idea how the side of my leg turned such a lovely color since if you ask me I really landed on my knee, which also has lovely shades of purple.  But it’s feeling a little better every day.


So from purple to


 I’ve made good progresss on the Greta that I started on Friday but I’m thinking I may rip it back and start again.  While I think it would fit okay the way it is, I think I’d actually like it a bit large across the back/upper shoulder area.  It sort of hangs from there.  Now the problem is — and I think it’s a problem anyway – the yardage of the yarn just doesn’t seem right.  I need to go back and check again but I thought I got gauge.  But I’m just starting my third hank of yarn, have two more which should be plenty.  I know it will block a bit larger but  I like it because it’s a long vest but I just don’t see this ending up the length I’d like.  I bought all of this color the shop I bought it at had and it was being discontinued at that shop so I’m trying to decide if I take the chance of getting more from a different shop and hope the colors look close,  add a different color in but not sure I want to do that since I really like the simplicity of the pattern.  Dilemmas dilemmas.  I may just start over with the next size up and knit until I run out of yarn and see where I’m at.  This yarn is so perfect for this vest tho – just the right drape for the pattern that if I ever get one done, I may need to make another.  I will warn you if you think about making this vest  — is it boring. Meaning it has very simple instructions, once the yoke is done you just do the same thing over and over — but that makes it a great project to pick up when you don’t want to think about anything (or when you do have something else you’re thinking about and don’t want to concentrate on pattern instructions).     Well I’m off to start ripping mine apart so I can start over — four days of knitting down the drain but I’ll be much happier if I change it.



8 comments on “It ain’t pretty being purple

  1. We have matching bruises! I took a fall while carrying a 50 lb bag of bird feed and my left leg and knee are purple too. The top part of me was spared injury since I fell on the bag of bird seed – well, except for my right hand which ended up under the bag. OUCH! Hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. Ouch! If you hit your knee that bad, it would probably be a good idea to have a doctor look at it. Knees can be tricky. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  3. Well having done the same thing as you a number of times can tell you that those are little veins that pop when you twist your leg hard, as you probably did when trying not to fall, just so you wouldn’t worry over why the bruises are there.

  4. I agree with Shirley…I whacked my shin and the next day it looked like I had sprained my ankle! Gotta love gravity! Hope you are feeling better…

  5. You probably hit the knee but the purple is from blood running down from the injury. Will turn green and yellow before it leaves. Now wear pink and your purple will look so prettttty!!!! Hope you don’t have any after injurys. I fell down a step last March and now problems are showing up. Hope all goes well and you are feeling better.

  6. Oh my, that IS a pretty shade of purple! Glad that you didn’t break anything. Wish I were there to make you a nice cuppa, give you an ice pack and make you a nice bowl of jeweled fruit! Please take care and hope that your bruise disappears fast and you’ve no serious problems as a result of your fall.

  7. Wow!! You are VERY blessed that you didn’t have a serious injury! Hope it doesn’t hurt as bad as it looks! Michele D

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