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No peeing in the pool July 21, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 8:14 am

no_p_in_poolRemember how delighted I was with the colors of my Kersti? And how I loved when the colors sometimes overlapped? Well, I started a new ball of yarn and there was rough housing around the pool. I ripped out the new ball and started from the other end. Plum pools changed to blue pools. It reminded me of that urban myth of peeing in the pool and the water changing color. Is it the amount of stitches on the needle at this point in the sleeve? Or is it just the variability of one skein from another—even in the same dye lot! I balled another skein and I am alternating balls every two rows. I accidentally increased a 2 more stitches than suggested. I changed it to 4 and will do so on both sleeves. It shouldn’t make a huge difference, right?kersti_for_me_pool

The other thing I am unhappy with is that ring-like thing on the sleeve. It looks like a bullseye and reminded me of Lyme Disease. It looked worse before I alternated yarns. Never a dull moment around here, I tell you.

The Dale sweater has been sadly neglected. Devan is untouched. I have Cameron’s socks to finish before I can start it. Oh, and that poor Everyday Cardigan. Perhaps it should be renamed, Maybe Someday. And somehow, I have it in my head that I really want to finish the Kid Silk Haze shawl for Owen’s teacher. Summer dreaming! Off to speech with Cameron, who’s coming? Kersti, of course!

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6 Responses to “No peeing in the pool”

  1. Vicki Says:

    The Maybe Someday (formerly known as Everyday) Cardigan — I love it!! I’ve been thinking of putting my own knitting on a strict schedule, as I’m neglecting so much, but it’s so hard!

  2. jody Says:

    knit what you love! it’s just work otherwise.

    the “bullseye”…i don’t think it’s that visible in the pic. i didn’t notice it until you mentioned it. seems like the kersti hanks really vary throughout a single dye lot. but i still keep reading about the kersti-love throughout the blogs so that yarn must be amazing!

  3. Margene Says:

    Great name for your EC…LOL

    Your Kersti is beautiful and the changes in the yarn colors will not be noticable when you’re wearing it. Every ball is a little different with one color or another being stronger. I’m still in love with Kersti and the finished garment will be wonderful to wear, don’t you think?

  4. ann Says:

    whatch you talkin bout Willis?

    I can’t see a single thing you are saying — it looks fab!!

  5. Sarah C. Says:

    I’d always wondered about the pool peeing thing, too. You’re so funny! Anyway, that Kersti is just luscious, huh? I agree – the “bull’s eye” isn’t noticeable at all!

  6. godsend Says:

    Yay! I get to visit katyknits!!

    Oh, the Kersti is just gorgeous! But I really liked that idea of interchanging the yarns…

    By the way, I found that little not so ample sample swatch, I’m going to post a pic of it for you soon!


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