Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Well, That Didn't Work!

Hello All,


Another grey and drizzly day here, but it is 60 F, so that's a plus for sure.


The rhubarb yarn...so lovely...soft, squishy, beautiful colors...knits up into awful socks!  The pooling is just plain ugly (or as my friend Leslie would say, fugly).




What's a girl to do?  Why rip it out of course.  And (at 5:30 this morning) cake up another skein of yarn:




Pretty and spring-like right?  This is "Estuary" by Black Bunny Fibers that I won some time back from Bridget which is equally soft and squishy and oh so nice.


So, in my bag today, I have the misbehaving rhubarb yarn, the estuary yarn and the two cakes of Miss Babs that misbehaved for Mick Jagged.  I have my #1 needles for socks and I have my #6 40" circular for a shawl.  I'm thinking now that the estuary might pair very nicely with the dark orion from Miss Babs for a shawl (some kind of "take" on Mick Jagged -- not as much purling which I really do not like, and longer stretches before changing colors) and the daydream believer might make nice socks.  And the rhubarb?  Not sure what that will be.


I wonder what I will do at lunch today....

11 comments:

  1. I hate it when I yarn pool like that! A good pattern to solve that problem is the Broken Seed Stitch socks. Pair it with a coordinating solid and away you go!
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/broken-seed-stitch-socks

    A pattern with a slip stitch may help deter the pooling too.

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  2. I hate when sock yarn pools. (It's one of the reasons I stopped knitting socks...) One suggestion that works some of the time: try a slightly smaller or bigger needle. Sometimes, that's all it takes to get the pooling to stop.

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  3. If you are like me, you'll spend your lunchtime in extreme indecision, and end up with no results on anything ... ;-)

    Good luck!

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  4. I'm afraid I'd spend my lunchtime on Ravelry, end up with too many choices and no knitting. Here's hoping your misbehaving yarn responds to a time out in your bag and you get some results you're happy with. I wonder how the rhubarb yarn would look as a Hitchhiker? (but I wonder how most yarn I come across would look in that pattern!)

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  5. Rhubarb.... may it not give you anymore fits and may it begin to behave as you plan! Ahhhh pooling, it is always interesting right?

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  6. Love the colors in rhubarb, but don't like the pooling. I hope you can find a pattern that makes it happy.

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  7. Oh, no.....that is such a pretty yarn to be so naughty!

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  8. Just change your stitch count and you will see it knit up quite differently! I think this is fine anyway-ribbing always poos differently that stockinette or patterning. Don't give up!

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  9. I'm maybe the only knitter on the planet who likes pooling - the Rhubarb colors are awesome! As others suggested, I think you need to change the stitch count. and I like the idea of slipped stitches, too. maybe a honey cowl or a peace cowl? (in any event, look forward to seeing what you do!)

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  10. you know...I had that happen to my last pair of socks and I was NOT happy about that especially the amount of money it cost. Sadly it was a long time ago that I bought the yarn. Bummer about the colors.

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