Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bad knitting! No Cookie!!!

I know... you expected to see some fantastic shawl progress... finished edging, beautiful handspun, linen stitch glory.

But, as the title implies... you're not going to get it. The edging is not done. It is sitting in the time-out chair contemplating its bad behaviour.

Why, you ask?

Well you see. I ran out of yarn. Now, that's totally not the knitting's fault. I knew I didn't have enough yarn to start with - but it was no biggie. I'd gotten this particular ball from Mom, and I knew for a fact she had at least two or three more.

So, I stopped by on Monday to steal another skein. I joined it, knit a few leaves and went WTF?

See how much bigger and fuller the leaves on the right are? That's the old yarn. The new yarn is noticeably lighter.

I don't get it. It's all Regia 4 ply. I don't have the ball band to compare lots, but it all came from Mom and she's usually pretty good about matching lots. It's possible it was separate purchases (she can't remember) and I'd understand different shade of black - but a different weight?!?

Mom has one more ball of Regia kicking around. I'm going to check it out tomorrow and see if it's any better.

If not... looks like I'll be starting the edging all over again..... *sigh*


Anonymous said...


I had a similar thing happen with the Cotton Classic I just bought. Every pattern I really like takes more than the 8 skeins I bought. I found two more at another store, but they aren't the same dye lot. I think I'll be okay though. They look pretty similar and I can always do a row with each skein until they run out.

Delusional Knitter said...

OMG that's terrible! Its so close though I would think its definitely the same yarn. Weird that it would vary by lot on the weight though. Hope you find a match.

Lee said...

WEll I hope that the yarn knows what it did wrong. Hehe I hope everything works out I am excited to see the end results.

Anonymous said...

awwwwwwwww what a shame!!!

Monika said...

That's weird, and it sucks!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Oh how frustrating!