So . . . I finally started winding the next ball of yarn for the Gail/Nightsong shawl. I usually enjoy winding by hand — it’s kind of soothing. But last night — not so much. The yarn fell from the chair and no matter how hard I tried, the knotted mess just grew and grew. After more than an hour I had a nice neat ball.
I should be happy right? Well . . . here’s the Gail in progress.
Do you see a difference in colors? It’s a major difference and it’s not the camera. They are both Malabrigo Sock in Indiecita, but two difference dye lots. The new skein has more blue, less yellow/green. Originally, I thought I could finish with just one skein and if I needed to break into the second one (that I ordered for another project months later) it would only be for a few rows at the edge. I hoped the colors would be closer. Hmmmm.
I’m 9 rows from the end. There will be a marked difference in color no matter what. So here are my options . . .
* Use the new ball to finish the last 9 rows. Maybe an inch of color difference at the edge.
* Frog back to the lifeline (thank goodness for lifelines!) at the beginning of the edging and do that much with the new ball. That might make a better break for a change in the coloring.
* Try to find the same dye lot as the original to finish. I’m going to look on Ravelry to see if anyone might be able to help. Folks there (and I know that’s some of you) are wonderful about helping out.
What do you think? Is there a better option I haven’t thought of? Help!!