Knitting, Dogs and More: Do You remember this?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Do You remember this?

Guansey Sweater I was knitting for my husband. I tried it on him yesterday by putting it on two really long circular needles. I had thought it wasn't going to fit so had stopped working on it because I was discouraged. It fits great so far! It's a little further along than this photo but I just need about 2-3" more of this pattern before starting on the arm and yoke shaping. It's been so long I don't even remember what that's all about! When I'm done with the afghan I'll have to jump on that. Ugh, I'm trying to finish the projects I've already started and use yarn I already have.

About Yarn I already have.....I've learned a couple of lessons. I thought I had mixed up some dye lots with the afghan I'm working on. I haven't. The yarn is not consistant in color from skein to skein. This is Brunswick Germantown that I purchased off of EBay. I bought it because I had heard so many great things about Germantown and I love it too (except for the color thing). I don't know if it's the yarn or how it was stored before I purchased it. The color difference can only be seen in certain light so I decided to finish it, try soaking it when I wash before blocking. I MAY try to add some peroxide to the soak then a vinegar rinse. Anyway, it may not end up at the fair but at least it will be done.

The lessons I've learned?
1. Not buying yarn off of EBay anymore.
2. If the project allows (this would be hard to do) I'll alternate rows of old and new yarn at skein changes to avoid any unwanted lines in the finished garment.

Take care all!


Blogger Sonya said...

Bummer about the color inconsistency. I've heard great things about Germantown too. I'm terrible about checking dye lots. That staff at my LYS always has to remind me to check.

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