Saturday, January 28, 2012


The Beekeeper Hexi-puffs are multiplying.  I've run into a small problem though; one that I think I have almost resolved.  The smatterings and snippets of sock wool that I've been using are lovely, yet varied.  It's the variations that have me bothered - the different sizes and textures of the woolens have not endeared themselves to me yet.  Nowhere was this more apparent than when I broke out the Blue Moon Fibers. 

Gorgeous.  Terrific stitch definition.  Colors that defy description.  I have some Koigu coming and when it arrives I will be able to make a decision - to go with the motley crew of leftovers, or open the purse and buy only Blue Moon medium weight wool.  What to do ..


Delisa said...

Hi Jody, this is a dilemma. I know exactly what you mean. I ran into the same problem when I first started my crocheted hexagon blanket. I am using worsted weight yarn with mine, but I had 3 or 4 different textures going on at first. I finally ended up doing what you are thinking about and bought a few more skeins so that I could keep the texture even. The new colors also helped to tie in all the motley colors together in a harmonious way.

I just couldn't put my heart into such a big project when it didn't look right. I can imagine that using the sock yarn would make this challenging, because every skein you buy is so unique and different.

I would say that if you have the funds to get some new yarn you ought to go for it so that this project becomes something that you really love, otherwise it might get frustrating. Knitting is all about joy! You are also wonderful at putting colors together and have such a good eye. Combining the old and the new yarn might really be a fun creative challenge! Have a great weekend. Delisa :)

Jody said...

Delisa, you are such a peach!!!!! You are so intuitive! I am going to go with TWO separate projects - one will be the wiggly ends of old and beloved yarns! The other will be a combo of the Blue Moon fibers. It will be interesting to see which finishes first!