See the pretty kollage yarn? See the stealthy Blackthorn dpn's? See the grey streaks which are supposed to be self-striping loveliness, but instead resemble clouds being dragged across the sky? What is wrong here? Why do my stripes end up darting sideways across the cuff? Can anyone out there PLEASE help? This is my third attempt at socks and the others turned out the same. I. NEED. HELP.
Patty says that I get this result because I don't knit from the center of the skein. I wonder if this is so. Speaking of Patty, she was on a mission yesterday. Whenever Patty decides to do 'spring cleaning', I make out like a bandit. She likes to throw things out;
9,000 plus yards of a cotton/rayon boucle. There is a very funny story attached to this huge acquisition of yarn, but I'm not allowed to share it. I will tell you that it revolves around the Sheep & Wool Festival and a woman who attempted to snatch one skein of this yarn out of Patty's hands. Big mistake.
Apparently quite appealing to this guy - maybe he can detect Patty's dog Zella! Everyone has their own spring cleaning method. Here's an example of mine -
Which is why I have such trouble with space. Spring cleaning = rubbermaid tubs. We are having a very dreary day here in the northeast - a good 'cleaning' day. It's been raining for hours and the huge snow drifts are beginning to melt.
Yep, it's really THAT gloomy. But hey - I'll be sitting here. I'll be anxiously awaiting any and ALL suggestions on how to get my stripes to stripe horizontally. Don't hold back!