I've been trying to decide what color and brand of yarn I'd like to use for the Briar Rose Knit-Along. And I've come to a decision on color. Well, it's sort of a color. Potential stains be damned, I'm going with: ivory.
Because I really need a versatile short-sleeved sweater. And apparently, ivory is a good go-to color for me. As I sat thinking about colors, I said to myself, "Yes, I have a vintage ivory cardigan, for the same reason. This is a good idea."
"Actually, I have two ivory cardigans."
"Oh... actually, I have four ivory cardigans."
Yes, there they are, hanging in my closet, sandwiched between a yellow cardigan on the right and a probably-60s-era stranded yoke ski pullover on the left. (And yes I admit, I do hang most of my sweaters for lack of drawer space, but I don't hang my hand knitted ones.) Each is similar yet different, all with their own perfect uses.
The bottom one has a completely sequined yoke, so it's really only for fancier occasions. The next one up is actually a shrug, and gets the most use out of them all (and is a batwing shape that my friend Elisa and I have studied so we can knit a similar one someday). The one on top of that is a lovely beaded one that works nicely over blouses or buttoned all the way up. And the top one of the bunch is also beaded, but a tighter fit, so it goes well over dresses without making me look dumpy.
I know I'm not alone out there with multiples of wardrobe favorites. Fess up! What do you have multiples of (and for very good reasons as well, naturally) in your closet?