Northwest Red Head: One corner to go

Monday, June 04, 2007

One corner to go



One more corner and the knot outline and the worst of the counting will be done *dancing* I got a bit of a rude surprise with the green that I'm using to stitch this outline, when I picked up the threads they only had 2 of the 3 skeins I needed so the shop ordered another skein for me and sent it with one other color they were out of, the color is COMPLETELY different! The 2 I got initially were green with a grey/blue tint to it, the 3rd skein is just plain green, thankfully it doesn't jump out too bad on the design and once the stitching is done in-between the outline it should be less noticeable still, but if I had been stitching a solid area I would have been pretty grumpy. I've heard of variances in dye lot but this looks like the wrong color got put on the card. Now I've got a nice mental note there in my mind that next time I use this thread and need multiple skeins to buy them all at once to make sure of the colors. They are hand dyed so they have potential to vary and better to be safe than sorry. Hope you all had a great weekend! :)

7 comments:

  1. Let me know if you would like me to send you a skein of the Gater Green - I have one left over.

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  2. You are really moving on this one! You go, girl!

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  3. it's coming along nicely :)

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  4. Wow, everytime I look you've made more great progress. Glad that the color worked even though the dye lots were different.
    Sue

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  5. Its coming out great, can't wait to see what it looks like with the blackwork filled in. :)

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  6. Wow that's neat, how do you even begin to create a knot of that complexity.

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  7. I am loving watching your progress on this, it is looking amazing.

    Joanne

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