Monday, November 5, 2007

The Case of the Mysterious Changing Yarn

I made some progress on the baby blanket I mentioned earlier until...the yarn changed color on its own! I couldn't believe it. It had been a couple of days since I worked on it, and when I went to check my progress from a distance, I was shocked. The color went from a nice bright white to more of a muted white. In the photo below, it might be hard to see it, since my camera is an old 2.0 megapixel that Santa (moi) will have to replace. This was Bernat Softee Baby yarn, which I've used before without any problems. I'll have to send the skein to the company or send them a photo, just to see what they say. I miss my old white Simply Soft!

I started a different blanket with some Lion Brand Pound of Love in white, which is turning out okay so far. I found an old stitch dictionary at a charitable garage sale and it's based on a shell
pattern. I'm in a shell rut, but they look so nice in a baby blanket.

I have to have a knitting project going at the same time and started a scarf. I have a table reserved at a sale my church is having, so I want to have original designs to take with me. This is a scarf from Lion Homespun mill ends. Because of my brain fog, I can lose track of things very what pattern of knit and purl stitches I want. I started off doing a simple k1, p1 rib, and was going to keep it up...
But, then, the migraines hit and I ended up doing a seed stitch instead.

Then, I thought that the scarf could be a kind of "sampler" scarf. Why not mix up the seed stitch and the rib stitch to add a different texture to the piece. I did a few rows of ribbing again, but I'm not sure if I like it that much. We'll see.