I went through all the comments and wrote down every suggestion and put them in categories. Fourteen people suggested that I knit a striped sweater (vertical not horizontal stripes, one friend reminded me). In addition to other ideas, y'all said socks (3), scarves (2), shawl (2), tanks/vests (1), baby sweater (1), various kinds of blankets (7).
I asked The Professor his opinion. He gave me one of those looks and declared that this was a discussion he'd bow out of, thank you very much. Wise man, huh?
I have spent a lot of time just thinking about this, weighing the advantages to having a bright spring sweater, knitted vertically, wondering where I'd place the rainbow blanket in my somewhat color understated house. I've had some longish car trips lately that lent themselves to just sitting and thinking, instead of gripping the door handle and car seat as we whip through Los Angeles freeway traffic. I have realized that one reason I have not knitted anything except Eleanor Elizabeth's dress and jacket with this yarn is because, while I love vibrant colors, I don't wear them. I'm a navy and light blue girl myself.
So. Today I thought, "Well, I should find out how much of each color I have just in case I knit a sweater."
I would need to decide what my base color would be. I have the most skeins of Rasberry Reaction (no, it's not pink; it's the light turquoise) and the second most is Wild Watermelon Kiwi (spring green). I counted strands of each to estimate the number of yards I have of each. My estimate is that I have @575 yards of the turquoise and @450 yards of green.Neither color is enough to make a single color sweater. BUT. I. might. be able to make a Fair Isle sweater or vest using the turquoise as my base color, the green as a secondary, and the other colors like Lemonade, Grape or Pink Lemonade as accents. Now I have to ask myself, "Pullover, cardigan, or vest?" But. Maybe the blanket, after all. Ripple or blocks?
See my dilemna?