Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Dye Lots

Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, I swear I had another skein of GAST Maple Syrup somewhere that matched the one I was using for Snapperbets.

Can I find it?

Of course I can't.

Are the two new skeins that arrived today significantly different?

Of course they are.


And of course it's the border so it will show.

So, my options are:

1. search for the skein I think I had
2. complete the border with the un-matched colour
3. rip out all the border I've already done and use the two new matching skeins
4. shop around to see if I can find a more matching skein

Given I've already stitched almost half the border I think ripping is out of the question, I'd rather have it un-matched! (At least I think I would, the anal retentive in me knows there's a good chance I'd finish it, hate it and rip...)

I think for now, I'll keep hunting round the house - I don't want to buy loads of skeins on the off-chance I find a match and I won't be anywhere near an LNS till June. I can stitch up all the letters and leave the border for now (although it'll take all my will power to then go back and stitch it afterwards).

Oh well, I've learned my lesson, I'll gather all my floss together before embarking on a project like this again!


Lisa said...

or you could use the one skein you have but instead of two threads from that one thread plus one thread from one of the new ones - it'll make the transition better.


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