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I have been feeling pretty proud, not quite cocky, but almost. I haven't been knitting that long but I am being couragious and I am having all these positive experiences. But lately everything I cast on is total crap. When Mom was here visiting I tried working on this lacy scarf with butterfly motif and decorative beading for my DSIL. I cast on so many times too many times, more than twenty, maybe even more than that indiscernable number.

After mom left I took the skein of KP city tweed in tahitian pearl she left behind and I knitted up a hat, my first real hat, with cables, my first real cables and I finished it and it was nice! Then I blocked it and now it's as limp as a pile of wet TP that trapper fished out of the toilet.

While I let the cabled hat from you know finish drying in some deluded belief that it would help, I knitted on my Wisp stole that I am making for my hubby's DGM. I cast off and filled the sink. Imagine my surprise when I went into the kitchen and this is what I noticed.

The two skeins of yarn are from different dye lots, unnoticable in the shop or later at home, we can hardly see the difference in any room but the kitchen. I am totally crushed. I know about dye lots, I may be new to knitting but I am not new to quilting, sewing and crocheting, I know about dye lots. I don't know how I could have done this. Now I have to tear half of this out and search LYS I really don't like that well for the right dye lot. I wanna cry. It's like everything I knit turns to poo.

Please ladies regail me with stories of when this has happened to you. It'll make me feel better. I promise.

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Comment by cherylbwaters on December 21, 2010 at 2:08pm

I've heard that you can do it up to every third row.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on December 18, 2010 at 3:21pm
I have read that you can do every other row or rnd in alternate dye lots and the change won't show so much.
Comment by MartyAZ on December 18, 2010 at 2:25pm

I knit a fisherman type sweater for my DH several years ago. And it changed dyelots in the middle of the back. Grrrr.


Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on November 11, 2010 at 5:36am
I had a good friend back when I was young who was a city kid, and she was learning the stuff in Brownies that I was learning in 4-H. I think that many of those organizations tried to get the sewing, knitting or other needle arts into our program. I think it was a big help to me.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 11, 2010 at 4:55am
I din't have 4-H. I lived in the city. I learned to knit in Brownies when I was eight. We made an afghan for the veteran's hospital. Each of us make a garter st square, and then one of the mothers sewed it together.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on November 11, 2010 at 4:48am
Naw, I think you learned to do plenty with your hands... LOL! I didn't learn it in school - it was 4-H, and at about 4th grade, I was sewing things and doing a little embroidery. I think that is a prime age for starting those things, though I do have a friend whose daughter was making garments at age 3.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 11, 2010 at 4:38am
What fun! I played with buttons as a kid, but not to sew them on anything! Fortunately, we learned to sew in fourth grade back in those days. I might have missed my crucial learning time and never learned to do anything with my hands!
Comment by cherylbwaters on November 10, 2010 at 8:51pm
And a very cute sock puppet he created!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on November 10, 2010 at 7:27pm
And their first experimental socks! LOL... Matthi made that into a sock puppet in about 2 minutes!
Comment by cherylbwaters on November 10, 2010 at 7:25pm
That's what terrific moms do! Let their kids play with their buttons in creative manners.

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