Saturday, May 31, 2008

just in time

although i haven't been blogging much lately, there has been some progress on other things. april's shawl, alas, is not one of them. about two weeks ago, when i was starting to run out of yarn on my second skein of posh yarn cashmere laceweight, i unwrapped the third & final skein to wind it into a ball - & discovered that the third skein had a area of dark blueish-green that wasn't evident in the first two skeins! now, being a hand-dyer myself, i should be well aware that sometimes this happens - even if all three skeins are from the same dye batch, the colour doesn't always take to the yarn in precisely the same way, & there can be variation from skein to skein. and, being a hand-dyer myself, & aware of these things, i should have checked the skeins before starting the project to see if there were any colour variations, so that i could spread these variations out throughout the project (for example, by working from two skeins at once). alas, i'm just not that clever sometimes, and so instead of being thoughtful & planning ahead, i've ended up with two full skeins knitted, twenty rows to go in the shawl, and a skein of a slightly different colour to finish with.
it's not a glaring difference; in fact, probably no one would notice it but me. luckily, dee at posh yarn understands the yearning for knitterly perfection, and has taken the skein back so that she can try to match the colour for me - without the offending blueish-green - so that i can finish the shawl (isn't she fab?). alas, they've run out of the base yarn & are awaiting a new shipment - so april's shawl, already a month behind, still isn't finished.
may's sweater, though, is nearly there - i have ten rows of the collar to complete, plus about twenty rows of the bottom edging, and then (apart from weaving in yarn ends, but that doesn't count) it will be finished! which means that i have a lovely big comfy wooly jumper, just in time.......


for the summer. sigh.....

2 comments:

Twelfthknit said...

Call that summer? ;0) We're having 26 here on a regular basis
:0) :0)

Twelfthknit said...

Just wanting to wish you all the best for Sunday - you can do it, and your dad would be so proud of you.
India