Saturday, June 30, 2007

What does a picture say?

That the naked eye can't see everything!

I pulled a skein of Lane Borgosesia Merino Otto Shadow in Rose Blossom a pretty tan with redish highlights off the shelf last week at Ewe Knit Kits & Yarn to swatch for the Highland Triangle Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls. I liked the swatch (which became the beginning of the shawl) so pulled more off the shelf on Tuesday. I looked at the dye lot numbers and pulled the ones ending in a 9 or so I thought. Seems when you blur a 3 it sorta looks like a 9.

But I didn't notice the difference until I downloaded this picture just now

Highland Triangle Shawl  before pickupinitial triangle

So I thought it was the camera/light because what is that yellow around the closet door? But no, the second picture taken on the kitchen floor shows the same.

Highland Triangle Shawl after pickup and several rowsstitches pickedup and 2nd edging begun

Now I'm afraid to go and look. That's 2 days work. 2 days sitting watching tv while Case Handyman Darin did this

Kitchen ceilingI can reach the chains flatfooted!!!!!

Okay I looked. I can see it in some light. What to do what to do?????

I'm going to think about it. I'll let you know. Moral of the story: double check dye lots!


kemtee said...

Overdye? You don't want to waste all that lovely work…

maureen said...

The stripes are even. Couldn't you get away with a striped shawl?

Life's a Stitch said...

I have a newly installed ceiling fan, too. It's over the bed and is dubbed "the menopause fan."