Friday, April 14, 2006

What the?

So I had this great idea to make these very cool Fingerless Mitts for Alissa. I had this ball of Noro Kureyon with what appeared to be lovely shades of olive and purple.

When I began to pull from the center of the skein I found miles and miles of this dull-as-dirt brown. Not exactly the color to get a 10 year old girl excited.

Then suddenly this bright rust appears. Now I've knit with Kureon before, and never had this experience where it appears as though the skein is made up of two completely different color lots. I think that if I knit this up the mitts won't even look like a pair. Maybe I should by another ball and knit 2 pair - to proceed here.

This whole tangle reminds me of this crazy glass sculpture we saw while visiting the Corning Museum of Glass over Winter Break.


Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

I like the connection! Clever posting!

patti said...

Wow- One of the balls of yarn I am using for my sockapaloooza socks looks like that sculpture!

That is really weird about that Noro- it does seem like it was made of two different colorways!

Ragan said...

I have that very same Noro (same color and everything). I even planned to make fingerless mitts for my daughter with it...weird! I have yet to see if mine is similar to yours (now I have to go check). :)

Jeanne said...

That's Noro for you -- luckily the beautiful colors and texture usually outweigh the knots and sticks and frustrations.