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


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 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~