kaberett: Blue-and-red welly boots on muddy ground. (boots)
[personal profile] kaberett
In my LYS the other day, I made the mistake of picking up a single 50g ball of Patons Fairytale DK #6382, which in this incarnation of that shade number is the perfect colour for Bigger on the Inside... but a quarter of the total quantity required.

Unfortunately, Patons are currently in the middle of rebranding the Fairytale DK range, and (worse still) they've already reused that shade code (6382) to be, well, less a solid navy and more a variegated spotted pastel thing.

I can't find the thing I'm looking for anywhere. I think I don't even really care about dye lot (though, on a desperate long shot, this ball is lot 30995). I don't have any idea what else to do with it.

I would be a tiny pathetic grateful creature if anyone can:
  • track down some more of this wretched yarn somewhere online (I've already turned to other people's google-fu elsewhere and had them not succeed any more than me), or
  • dig some out of their stash in exchange for suitable remuneration, or
  • ... suggest something else to do with 155m of navy DK...

Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuu. (Current project on the needles is Sooper Sekrit, after a fashion, as far as the Internet goes, but got admired a lot in public today and I look forward to sharing it with everyone soooooooooooon :D)


Nov. 27th, 2009 09:38 pm
starfish: uhura is unimpressed (Unimpressed)
[personal profile] starfish
So I broke down and bought me some Noro Silk Garden, online, figuring I would make me a scarf-cowl that I had a pattern for but no yarn. Because, you know, Noro. And I am entirely underwhelmed and not a little sad.

First of all, almost $12 per 50gr skein (I bought two) plus shipping is a good bit of money. So there's that to live up to. And then ...

One skein had bad thick-and-thin issues - it went from bulky to sport weight in several places. I was using size 7 (4.5 mm) needles, so it was pretty noticeable when what I was knitting with was one step away from sock yarn. And that's not helpful when you're making a hood.

The other skein had constant burrs and twigs in it, way more than I expected. I had to stop and pick out every one of them, because if this thing I'm knitting is going around my neck, I don't want poky things in it.

And yes, the colors are lovely and striking but let me tell you how that is so NOT making up for anything right now.

Also, the pattern as written does not make a deep enough hood for my liking, and the only way to correct that is to frog it and start over, and I just don't know if it's worth it.

I have put it away for now and am going to work on a gift for someone, but I really think tomorrow I am going to tear it all out and wind it up and see if someone on Ravelry wants to swap for it. Sigh. And then I have to pay shipping again.



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