Friday, September 28, 2012

On the Needles

And off the needles.  I finished my disappointing socks this week.  The second sock is now much closer to the first in colour, and they actually look like a pair now.  So I consider this somewhat of a success. But I certainly won't be buying any more of that yarn. Here's the original "pair" in the first photo.  The completed socks are in the second photo - much more evenly matched although still not perfect.





And, I had a lot of yarn left over (almost a full sock worth), so I decided I needed a headband to keep my ears warm when I'm walking this winter.  As I knit this, I can see where the skein of yarn switched to a darker mode.  Not sure what went wrong in the dying process, but it is clearly evident.  I'm just glad my third sock finished before that point in the skein.

I have enough yarn to make this a double - layer headband, so hopefully it will keep my ears warn on those chilly mornings.  Once this is done, I plan to start something different.  And hopefully with yarn that I like more than this :)

Drop by Patchwork Times to see what everyone else has on their needles today.

5 comments:

  1. Your socks look great and your feet will love them.
    Great idea for leftover yarn.

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  2. Krista, I had a yarn like that once. The first sock was very bright -- orange with some royal blue in it. By the time the second sock was finished, it as a very pale peach with very light blue. I still have them and I still wear them but it aggravates me every time I look at them. Hopefully you'll never have a skein of yarn like that again.

    They will keep your feet nice and warm . . and that's what really matters, right? :)

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  3. Your socks turned out great! Good idea using up the yarn for a headband. I made those for the older girls last year and they all love them. So I made one for myself. :) Is there a pattern you are using or are you making it up as you go???

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  4. Just wear boots so you don't see them. *tee hee* Or do what I did: I had a fugly yarn that knit up just as fugly. So I used a color remover and then Kool-aid dyed them lime green. Now I wear them all the time.

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  5. Congrats on the finish! Good idea for a headband. Are you following a specific pattern for it?

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