Archive | January 17, 2009

Flowering Orchid

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I’m so impressed! This is the orchid that my husband bought me last march, as a housewarming gift when we moved here. I haven’t done a thing to it but keep it watered and throw it some fertalizer every couple of months. It’s going to flower for a long time…I have many buds ready to open. 🙂 I’ve always heard orchids are hard to deal with, which is why I’m so pleased 🙂

Bittersweet Socks

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Can you see the problem?

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Yep, two balls of araucania ranco multy. No dye lots. Different colour balance. Crap. One sock is very purple…one has a very purple foot and a really blue leg, lol.

But, since I’m extremely anti-frog…I’m going to keep them the way they are. The alternative (and an option if they bug me enough) is to frog both socks and mix the two skeins together by knitting a few rows of one and then a few rows of the other.

The moral of the story? ALWAYS check the two skeins – preferably in the daylight – to check the colour balance. I’m sure, had I done so, that it would have been obvious!

I don’t usually stress about these kinds of mistakes – it’s good enough for me that I know what happened and that I won’t do it again in the future. I’ll always look at this pair of socks in a bittersweet way…

The knitting is beautiful and even. The lace is gorgeous. The fit is perfect. The. Colour. Is. Off.

Link to the free pattern – Lacy Cables Knee Socks