(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Fibre Yarns”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)
Adapted from LiveJournal entry originally posted October 17th, 2004:
…and it’s a funny, funny scarf (through no fault of my own)! They sold me two balls of Patons Shetland Chunky (75% acrylic/25% wool), in “Blue Jeans Variegated” (purples and blues)… which claimed to be from the same dye lot (though I have my suspicions, as I noticed after I got the yarn home that one ball was relabeled by hand). Well, I think you’ll be able to tell from the pictures that they were likely NOT from the same dye lot! When you stretch out the scarf, there’s a very definite transition from one ball to the next, and it’s not because I joined the wool improperly!
A Meetup friend (who kindly took the pics for me last night) gave me some wise words of advice… “Always say, ‘I meant to do that!'” *grin* Or, as my husband is fond of saying, “It’s a feature!”
So, without further ado, here’s the proof! (P.S. – that’s my sister modelling the scarf in the second picture.)
By the way, I’m really grateful to my Meetup friend, who taught me how to weave in the ends (not to mention the magically easy thread-the-needle-with-yarn trick!). I love learning this stuff.
Now, what to make for my next project…