Yes I Ripped It!
Because of the cable pattern, kitchenering would be very complicated (maybe impossible?) and the fact is, that I would have to knit the whole ball before I would find out if the kitchener was do-able or not.
Also, I had a shortage of yarn and needed to use that darker ball for the back. So, if I reknit the back, I could use the good ones in the middle, and blend the darker one in at the top (where it would be less noticeable) by knitting from alternate balls several rows before the ball change.
So, that’s what I did. And it was worth it. Finished photo soon, I promise.
An anonymous comment from yesterday made me laugh:
“Since we haven't heard from you since this posting I'm quite sure you must be ripping.(or are you dyeing more yarn for us?)"
It was the part about the yarn dyeing that made me laugh. It is true! Do I always get quiet right before a shop update? I probably do. I try not to, but it IS a lot of work!
So, can I make up for my lack of sweater photo with some yarn photos? Everything you see here will be available next Monday. (But can I ask you pretty please, do not e-mail me and ask me to save a skein for you--I can't do it for some and not others--thank you!)
I've got summery colors (Seashells, Hunky Lifeguard, I'd Like Mine with Extra Hot Sauce)
Flowery colors and pastels (Mermaid, Iris, Bouquet, Daffodils and Tulips)
Darks (Good Earth, Drama, He Saw Her Across the Smoky Bar, Antique)
And some of you organized folks are ready for your Christmas yarn. Here's the scoop. I said in my newsletter last month that I was going to do "Christmas Lights" by special order only. What was I thinking? On paper, it always seems like special orders might be easier--but in reality, when I am doing a special order, I am trying very hard to match the previous photo, which makes extra pressure. Also, with special orders, there is extra e-mailing back and forth getting things arranged. So, I've changed my mind and I'm going to list a large batch during my shop update on Monday instead of taking special orders. If there is more demand for it, I'll just do more in July. Thanks for understanding!
Oh, and FYI I will list the Christmas Lights first. 10am Central time. Merry Christmas!