Wednesday, January 16, 2008

SNOW Day and First FO of 2008!!!




See it?? Can you SEE IT??? It's SNOWING.......In Alabama.....and it isn't even April!! LOL!!! (Which is when we have had record breaking snow/ice storms in the past.)






I believe this is what is referred to as a "dusting" of snow...but hey...it's snow.....I'll take it any way I can get it!!








Bella said, "Accckkk".....you can keep it.....too cold for me!!!!




TERRIBLE lighting.....

STR Hollyday lightweight yarn.

K3,P1 pattern.

I LOVED this yarn while in the skein, when I rolled into a cake I loved it even more.....not so much when knitted!! The heel looks the most like the true colors of the yarn, which is a beautiful golden yellow, orangy-red, dark forest green and a tad brighter than olive green with just a tiny bit of a cranberry color.

For some reason when knitted the colors changed......the yellow just looked different with the other colors....no longer a pretty yellow....the colors sort of "meshed" together and lost their true colors.....yet on the heel, where it actually striped it looks like the true yarn color.

As much as I LOVE STR yarn, and I have over 30 skeins.....I am sort of falling out of love with it. Pooling doesn't really bother me....but when a yarn takes on a totally different color once knitted, well, that just bothers me!!

9 comments:

Milly said...

I am envious of your snow. We had some here yesterday but it didn't even amount to a dusting despite it being quite dramatic with big flakes blowing around!

Bubblesknits said...

I love that picture of Bella! Hilarious! Your snow pics turned out much better than mine. I had to snag some off of ABC33/40. And the socks look great! Although, I know what you're talking about with the pooling. Mine, too.

Daily Fiber said...

Awesome pics of Bella & the "blizzard". I couldn't even see the snow in my pictures!!! Your socks are so pretty!!

Emily said...

I can't BELIEVE you ad snow! I knew it was snowing in Atlanta, but now my jealousy knows no bounds (we had a solid 12 hours of rain instead).

Christy said...

Snow!!! Wow. :) I love your socks, and I know what you mean by the STR. I don't have thirty skeins, but I have quite a bit. I don't know if it's the newer stuff they're dyeing or what. I haven't gotten to the post office, but I promise tomorrow I will and get your roving to you!

elizabeth said...

Wooooowwww! 30 skeins of STR??? Let me know if you have a big destash sale!

Cindy said...

I agree with the sock. Love the heel. If the whole thing would have turned out like that. I may knit something elsh with mine.

Suzanne B said...

I had some CTH that did that to me. I was extremely bright in the skein and balled up and when you knit it up, the color combination muted itself out. I was so bummed, even though they were still great looking socks.

Becky said...

Hi Darlene! You had SNOW! I'm so jealous! Although it has been a tad on the cool side here in NW FL lately, something I've been enjoying.

I was looking at your STR socks. They are wild aren't they? BUt I know they are warm and cozy too. Even if the color scheme/pooling bugs ya.

I've discovered that if I get really wild pooling of the color like that if I frogg and try a lacier pattern it disturbs the pooling effect a bit. But sometimes I just knit them that way anyway. I had on a pair of socks last night that looks just like that wildly striped/pooled. I still love 'em though.

So which do you love more these days... knitting or spinning? GRIN