Picture I Promised!
This looks like a rookie move right? You're thinking, "Oh poor thing, no one explained the importance of dye lots to her. Maybe she's just used to many Red Heart No Dye Lot yarns to know about this. And Oh MY she must have used yarn from not 2, not 3 but 4 different dye lots." That's what one would think, right? RIGHT? RIGHT? I guess I COULD take a picture of the four ball bands as proof they are all from the same dye lot, but I'm just too tired.
Okay, I know it is selfish to feel SO BAD about this but I'm so mad I could Spit! (My mom used to say that) I was going to wear this on Tuesday to a workshop with my peers and Oh wouldn't I look so hip? I bet it woulda made me look 20lbs lighter too ;-). I'm glad you can't hear the cuss words flying around in my head now. I'm going to alert the company I got it from, they have such wonderful customer service so I won't mention the name here with such a negative situation. I just want them to know so this doesn't happen to more of their customers and THEM!
SO, The Poncho is soaking in the washer with Dawn dishwashing liquid. You don't know how tempted I was to throw a 1/2 gallon of bleach in with it, run the wash cycle, let it disinegrate into the water and wash away so I could pretend it never happened. I wonder if I can dye it or put a rinse in it, you know, like the blue little old ladies use? Maybe soaking before I block it will even out the colors more.
The yarn I'm using for the FLAK is from the same company. Fortunately I have enough yarn (in the same dye-lot HA HA HA) to alternate rows of the skeins at the point I need to start a new skein. I'm also thinking of having an ongoing swatch with yarn from each of the skeins to check if there are differences in color.