Monday, January 23, 2006

From Whew to Grrr

Do you see what I see?

I'm drawing the line here!

About 4 inches above the cuff? Where I changed to a new skein of yarn? Don't tell me I'm imagining things or that it doesn't look as bad as I think. It doesn't show up very well in this photo. I could easily see it in my dimly lit guest room.

Immediately checked the ball bands. All the same dye lot. Checked the body/hood. No distinct line, but the top of the hood is definitely lighter than the body.

What should I do???!!!!

13 comments:

Pumpkinmama said...

I see it. You could rip the whole sleeve and knit alternating rows using each ball, that's all I can think of. Or you can live with it.

Mintyfresh said...

How annoying! At this point, I might let it go. Or, if the top of the hood is lighter, you could make it a recurring motif--rip out the beginning of the other sleeve and substitute with the light yarn so that you have approximately equal bands of lighter yarn at the cuff of each sleeve?

Seems like more trouble than it's worth. I think it might warrant a stern e-mail to the maker of the yarn, though!

Steph said...

oh, sh*t. And of course it'd be at the BEGINNING of the sleeve. The hood, I bet you could get away with -- but the sleeve is noticeable.

If it were me....after much cursing....and if I had enough yarn....I'd frog & redo the sleeve.

Stephanie said...

Oh dear. Rip it or learn to love it. I guess those are the only real options. Sorry!

grumperina said...

I see it... but only after you told me what to look for. Before you did I was focused on the cable, thinking that would have been the issue.

Absolutely no advice. I would definitely pout.

helen said...

uh, sorry Laura. it does show up in the pic. i noticed immediately. shoot. of course that's the cast on *grrrr* yeah, you'd have to re-knit something...and definitely a stern e-mail, white photo proof!! that truly stinks. after all that hard work.

Meredith said...

Awww, that sucks. I didn't notice at first, but you can see it in the picture. I don't know what I would do. If it bothers you, guess you'll have to rip and alternate rows. :(

Cindy said...

Wow! That's a huge color difference. I think you could rip back about 4 inches above the skein change and start alternating the skeins there to hide the color change. Of course all the gorgeous cables are at the end and you'd have to re-do them. It looks so nice - I'm sorry you will have to re-do something. Good luck.

Jennifer said...

Oh NO!!!! I can see it, I'm sorry. I think your going to have to rip back and alternate with the yarns.

Anonymous said...

Well poop! Yes, unfortunately it is noticeable. Despite the picky perfectionist that I usually am, I really think at this point I would probably live with it, but I would definitely send a picture to the yarn company, complain and see if they'll send you free yarn in commiseration. It's the least they can do. You've done a wonderful job! I can understand how upsetting this is!
Dorothy (Missouri Star)

Karen said...

Ugh. I would leave it, only because I'm lazy and hate to frog.

I'm sorry I don't have a better solution for you. :(

islandgirl2 said...

Oh dear.That's sad Laura. Maybe that ball faded a bit and in time the other will catch up. Do you think you can live with it?I always have trouble deciding.If you can then leave it by all means.

Ingrid said...

I would leave it and go knit something else for consolation...but then I'm not a perfectionist. I wonder how it happened....