Thursday, June 24, 2010

Chickening Out

I haven't been to my knitting group in months. I miss my knitting buddies!!

I need to have a knitting project I can work on while chatting.


These slippers are excellent to work on at a knitting group. Only thing is I ran out of yarn and started making the toe with doubled purple yarn from my stash.

While the project incubated, I decided to heed the warnings of my fellow bloggers. I'd rather spend a few more dollars to get an extra ball of yarn than risk having a bad felting experience when it's time to felt these slippers. I probably could have made it work, but since it's my first time felting I decided to be more cautious. (Or did I just want an excuse to shop?)


Luckily, the yarn shop still had the same colors and dye lot, so with my newly added ball of yarn and a little frogging, I'm good to go.

Photographic note: Despite my best attempts at color correction or fixing the white balance, I can't get the colors in these two photos to be the same. The second photo is more true to color than the first.

Related posts:
Starting the project, includes pattern and yarn info
Trying to use stash yarn for the toes

5 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Wow, I've never been lucky enough to find the same dye lot when needing more yarn. The colors are lovely. :)

marion said...

The colour is super. Lucky you.

Theresa said...

Both pics look great. I've had good luck with different yarn for toes and heels for slippers, but I know folks who haven't. Wise move! And glad you're getting back in the swing with the knitting group...now what's this about a table loom?????:-)
LOL, Stella does look good on leopard print doesn't she. Maybe a name change to Tarzana, Terrorist of the Jungle...

Delighted Hands said...

Yeah, great to finish a project-these will be so pretty!

Sharon said...

So sorry to see that you have fallen prey to the same Noro addiction as I have. I need a 12-steps group, honestly. What is it with their yarns?? I can make colored yarn and yet I continue to pay for theirs. I'm happy to have company~