Lady of the lake

I was hoping to have a completed pair of pigeon socks to show you by now… but I’ve been a little distracted. Last week, my knitpicks order arrived. You may recall that I ordered some of this yarn…

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What I got was a fair bit different….

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Oh it’s the same colourway… at least according to the label. But the website shows (and lists) that Drawing Room is a mix of creams and pastels. As you can see, I got no cream, and shades that would do credit to an Easter egg on acid. Not exactly as described…. they are apparently sending me more yarn, saying I got the wrong one, but I suspect it will be more of the same… looking at other projects on Ravelry, this is what it really looks like.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind the yarn as it is… but it’s not at all what I was expecting. I didn’t have this problem with the Leaf colourway, so I’m a little flummoxed.

But I decided to press on, and make the cardigan anyway.

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I know what you’re thinking…. “Holy Crapola, Valerie – you finished the whole thing already!?!?”

Yes… yes I did. In six days. I’ll do a proper FO post when I get modeled shots, but I can tell you, it’s chunky yarn – so that fast knitting isn’t all me – the yarn did a lot of the work! It’s going to look great with my dresses and now is the perfect time of year to wear it!

10 thoughts on “Lady of the lake

  1. Araignee

    Holy crapola, Valerie. That was fast!
    It looks a lot like my Elizabeth sweater construction wise. I loved that thing but the yarn did not hold up. That Lion Brand Amazing ruined two of my knits. They turned into shapeless blobs of fuzz.

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  2. Wow! A lot more yellow in the yarn you received.

    I think with KnitPicks low prices sometimes you have to cut them a little slack. Their sock yarns (especially Felici) can have some issues, but you can’t beat the price, especially on sale.

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  3. I don’t blame you to go ahead and make the cardi-when the mood strikes, you have to do it! (sorry it was so different, it happens sometimes!)
    I can’t wait to see how you like it, mine is so comfy and goes with dresses and jeans!

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  4. Shirley

    Wow! The cardigan is just beautiful even if you ended up with a different range of colors in your yarn. It will be perfect for spring with your dresses or with jeans at any time. You must have been focusing most of your creative time on this project to get it completed in such a short time.

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  5. Yep! “Holy Crapola, Valerie – you finished the whole thing already!?!?” is EXACTLY what I was thinking! I know you’re a fast knitter, but this might have bent the space-time continuum…

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