Sunday, February 11, 2007

Oh for land sakes!

My Dad used to say "Oh for land sakes!" upon occasion. I was trying to come up with an appropriate exclamation for what I just discovered. "Oh for land sakes!" Seems to cover it.

I very carefully checked dye lots on this yarn before I bought it. One of those automatic things you do. On top of which, the store probably only bought one bag or 10 skeins of this color, so it would have been all the same dye lot.

I was knitting away at them, and suddenly noticed something pretty awful. At least, in my opinion. THE YARN DOESN'T MATCH! You can see it better in the first picture, the sock on the right is a faded version of the sock on the left! Grrrrrr. I am not happy. I guess I will be writing a letter of protest. I have 2 more skeins, to make these knee socks. I wonder if the 2 skeins I have will match one or both of these!

I frequently knit fraternal twin socks. Deliberately. The same color, but something different on each. I don't knit a pair of socks that don't match this way.

On another front with these socks, I tried the baby cable. Yuck -- it got lost in the patterning. I tried a lace pattern -- again this yarn is busy enough that it didn't show. I gave up and am doing a 2 by 2 rib. Interesting (to me) is that the color pooling that I see in these pictures wasn't as evident to the naked eye.

These socks are trying to prove to me why I hate toe-up socks, aren't they!


Anonymous said...

Hum the yarn does not look the same to me either, but it appears that the color repeats are different and that the blips of color are different. I wonder if that is an effect from the camera or the result of having the color difference...


AlisonH said...

Curious. But hey, if you don't liiiiike themmmm... (down, Alison, down!)