Thursday, July 16, 2015

Winner of the Knit book:

Araignee you have won the book!   Thanks to all who played along. 
 Yesterday was picture perfect in Chicago. 70s and Sunny. 
We walked along the Lake in Fort Sheridan. 
The water looked like the ocean. 
There were so many aquas and blues and the sky was clear. 
There are many wildflowers peaking now. 

Yesterday was also perfect because I finished my shrug and I love it. 
Pictures tomorrow. 
I'm sure I'll knit another.

I had 9 skeins of Acadia and did not use them all.
One of the skeins, although they all shared the same dye lot number, was lighter than the others.  
Of course, I did not notice this until I was knitting the end cuff.

Once I put it on, Fireman said he really couldn't see the area of the lighter skein. 
Fireman is, well, critical so he would have said so if It was a problem. 

I talked to my LYS and Lynette said there can be quite a bit of variation even within the same dye lots. 
I continue to learn by mistakes with this craft that I adore. 

Perhaps when I give it a wash it will be even less of an issue. 

The pictures of the Lake were just too pretty not to show you today;
tomorrow will be shrug day.  
I promise. 


WildflowerWool said...

The lake looks beautiful, looking forward to seeing your shrug!

knitterbeader said...

Thanks for the lake pictures. Those yellow flowers (look like a daisy-type) sure stand out pretty!

kathy b said...

Enjoy it Debbie!

Bridget said...

I love your pictures - so happy!

Can't wait to see the shrug.

As for the Acadia - that's the thing with a lot of those types of yarns - since they are not dyed in lots, even ones that claim to be the same shade can be quite different. But if Fireman thinks it doesn't show, I'm betting you really are the only one who will know. :-)

Katherine said...

Congratulations Araignee!! It looks like a fun book. I love the pictures of the lake flowers and can't wait to see your shrug. Mine is coming along but I'm knitting other things as well so it is taking me longer. I have about 10 inches to go.

Tired Teacher said...

Wildflowers and water go well together - I love your photos, especially the second one.

Judy S. said...

I miss seeing that lake! Nice photos. Congrats to Araignee; she will get a lot of use from this book as she is very talented!

Araignee said...

Oh good golly!!!! I am so excited....I seem to be on a streak of good luck this week. I need to go play the lottery!
The photos are gorgeous. You have such a talent for floral photography.

Caffeine Girl said...

Beautiful photos. The Great Lakes aren't oceans, but they are quite majestic.
Can't wait to see the shrug. You are probably the only person who will ever notice the dye lot difference!

elns said...

Whoo hoo! Congratulations Araignee! A very worthy winner indeed!

I'm excited to see your shrug!

Mereknits said...

I am continuing to try and get caught up on blog reading, from horses, trips with Al, gorgeous knitting and beautiful walks along the lake, you have been very busy my dear Kathy B. I love that you are retired, relaxed and enjoying the summer.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Can't wait to see your shrug.
I'm loving all those flowers

Barbara Vidock said...

Stealing your pictures Kathy - too pretty to pass up!

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