There have been two things that I've been trying to do this week. One, move on from my trial and error cardigan, and, two, find my sweet spot each day. I've been able to accomplish both but then yesterday, during a sweet spot moment, I discovered something that had me screeching to a halt!
I started this pretty scarf a while back and it has remained one of my WIPs mainly because chart reading is a slow process for me. Also, each row has its own unique set of stitches so I'm not finding myself memorizing the pattern like I usually can do.
I've been test knitting this scarf and originally had won two skeins of this yummy wool. The designer knew that she wanted the design to be knit with three skeins so generously sent me one more, already caked and ready to go. I cast on with the ready-made cake and just recently added on a second, one of the skeins that I won. I've been humming along, knitting this during a sweet spot in my day when I spend my lunch hour in the campus library. And then I discovered this:
Oh dear! The designer thought she had sent me the additional skein in the same dye lot as the ones I won but apparently that ain't so. I'm a little down-hearted -- will nothing go my way this week? -- but I really can't bear to frog this project as well. It's a truly lovely and innovative design, and once I get rolling, it's a lot of fun to knit. At this point, I'm hoping that with soaking and blocking, the color discrepancy won't be so harsh. At least, that's what the optimist in me is trying to believe!