Sunday, February 17, 2008

The good, the bad and the ugly

A.K.A. clue #2, I hate you.

So, I've been doing this Secret of the Stole ii. It's a cool little online thingy in which each week a new part of the chart of DK, the nautical knitter's, new pattern is released. I have been holding on to this beautiful South American alpaca I was given and thought this would be a great time to use it. I was mistaken. I 'm not sure there will ever be a good time for this yarn. Which brings us to the ugly... I'm gonna do it all backwards so I leave you with the good.

The Ugly:

Can you see all the ends? It's hard, I know. Since it's so hard for you to count them, let me do it for you. 1... 2.... 3.... 4.... 5...... 6.....?!? Really? 6 joins in the first 100 rows? Are you kidding?!?!?
No. I am not kidding. I had 6 knots to untie and join back together at this point in my knitting. I was still using my first skein, only 50 grams in.

Who's ready for The Bad?

The bad is that at some point, one of those joins turned my stole into this. Stripes. Not so much the look I was going for.

And now, The Good;
Isn't she lovely? Isn't she beautiful? Yup. This baby is made out of a whole new yarn. I broke down and decided I just could not go on with the other yarn of horrors. Coincidently, I made this decision just in time for the Super Bowl Sale at my LYS and I got to bring home two lovely skeins of Jade Sapphire Lacey Lamb. Seriously I had rubbed this yarn on my face every week. It basically already belonged to me if you counted the number of my epithelial cells mixed in with the luscious superwash wool. And at the start of week 5 of the SoTS ii I have just finished clue #2, again. Does that count as doing 4 clues?

Bonus pic (cuz you guys are so great):

These are the six tiny cakes (shall we call them cupcakes?) of yarn that made up clues #1 and #2 of SoTS ii version 1.0. I'm just sayin' right now that if something happens to version 2.0 there will NOT be a 3.0.


Nautical Knitter said...

Oh I love your second yarn choice! Your knitting is wonderful! Keep up the good work!!

Elke said...

I was wondering how this color fiasco was turning out. Harsh. :( But now you get to work with some lovely Jade Sapphire!

It looks really great!